I just bought one of these for my home machine. My home
machine is a recent PCI 486 motherboard, and I noticed it
supported the Cyrix M1. I was going to buy the M1 586/100,
but I noticed that the 120MHz version was out, so I bought
that instead. As my machine is a quad boot machine (Win95,
OS/2, Linux and NT) this was risky, but I can report success
for Win95, OS/2 and Linux. NT is sulking for other reasons.
I use an Intel Neptune P90 motherboard machine at work, and
I thought you might all be interested to know not only that
Linux is happy with the Cyrix, but how my P90 compares in
performance terms with the Cyrix. I use Norton Utilities
si to measure and the results are quite surprising. SI
reported a CPU benchmark of 224 for the 486 motherboard
containing the Cyrix, the Intel P90 scored 178 on the same
Apparently the Cyrix 586/120 is clock tripled so I am
using the motherboard clock rate of 40MHz.
I'm pleased, and very in-pocket.
Paul Ingram Group Ltd
Godalming voice: +44 1483 424424
Surrey, UK fax: +44 1483 419419