Re: Computer Processor
John E. Campbell (spectrum@IAG.NET)
Fri, 24 Nov 1995 23:07:00 EST
At 06:21 PM 11/22/95 -0600, Larry Jones wrote:
>Monday I went to
>Wal-Mart and they had Intel Overdrive's on sale for $129. I got a 486 DX4,
>which supposedly brings my machine up to about 75mHz.
>and they had a Pentium overdrive upgrade that would bring me up to a
>63mHz Pentium, it is $147. My question is how much improvement would I get
>in a 63mHz-P over the 75mHz-486. This is assuming that Wal-Mart will
>exchange one for the other.
Well, if you're only talking another $20 dollars then I'd say go for it! It
will definitely help with maintaining software compatibility over the years.
As far as performance goes though, don't expect it to be a great deal
faster. Fact is that a Pentium's motherboard architecture is significantly
different than that of a 486. It is my understanding that command processing
will be faster and an internal cache will help it even more but the fact is
that data will only flow in and out of the chip near the same speed as an
equivalent speed 486 processor.
From: John E. Campbell
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Pack 608, Central Florida Council
Owner: Campbell Automotive Technologies
Automotive Electronic Accessory Specialist
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