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Re: Mips project Go or Wait?

To: riscy@pyramid.com
Subject: Re: Mips project Go or Wait?
From: Stephen S M Wong <a080700@hp750a.csc.cuhk.hk>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 93 16:40:54 HKT
In-reply-to: <9308030755.AA04886@resi.waldorf-gmbh.de>; from "Andreas Busse" at Aug 3, 93 9:55 am
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Hi risciers,

>- R3081/R3041
>- NEC R4200 and ARCset
>- IDT Orion and ARCset

My personal preference is IDT Orion, since

1) It is R4000PC pin compatible.

2) The price of Orion will be similar to NEC R4200, and R4000PC will
   out perform R4200, can we deduce that Orion will out perform R4200?

3) Even point 2) may not hold, a superior upgrade path exists if we
   use Orion, ie. replace the CPU on the to be made board by a R4000PC, 
   and get better (at least better than R4200) performance.  WITH THE
   SAME PRICE (on CPU), why not opt for better upgrade path!

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