Intel vs. AMD. vs Cyrix

Intel vs. AMD. vs Cyrix

Post by Rupert N Smi » Tue, 27 Feb 1996 04:00:00



To all those who answered my 386-SX upgrade querie - thanks.
I've decided to go the 486 route.  Now, as Linux is designed for the Intel
architecture, is it compatible with the Cyrix and AMD 486 class chips?  Will I
experience any compaatibility problems?

Any help once again greatly appreciated.
Rupert

 
 
 

Intel vs. AMD. vs Cyrix

Post by Mark Normingto » Tue, 27 Feb 1996 04:00:00



> To all those who answered my 386-SX upgrade querie - thanks.
> I've decided to go the 486 route.  Now, as Linux is designed for the Intel
> architecture, is it compatible with the Cyrix and AMD 486 class chips?  Will I
> experience any compaatibility problems?

> Any help once again greatly appreciated.
> Rupert

Yes linux is compatible with AMD 486 chips and as far as I know, it's
equally comptible with the Cyrix line of 486 chips.

I run Linux on an AMD 486 DX4 100 and I haven't had any hardware
compatibility problems (yet!!).

Norm.
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Intel vs. AMD. vs Cyrix

Post by Keith T. Kallber » Tue, 27 Feb 1996 04:00:00



Quote:>To all those who answered my 386-SX upgrade querie - thanks.
>I've decided to go the 486 route.  Now, as Linux is designed for the Intel
>architecture, is it compatible with the Cyrix and AMD 486 class chips?  Will I
>experience any compaatibility problems?

>Any help once again greatly appreciated.
>Rupert

I have installed linux on an AMD 486-100, an AMD 386-40, and an Intel
486-66.  I have never had any compatability problems with the AMD chips
whatsoever.
Hope this helps,

 
 
 

Intel vs. AMD. vs Cyrix

Post by e.. » Tue, 27 Feb 1996 04:00:00




: >To all those who answered my 386-SX upgrade querie - thanks.
: >I've decided to go the 486 route.  Now, as Linux is designed for the Intel
: >architecture, is it compatible with the Cyrix and AMD 486 class chips?  Will I
: >experience any compaatibility problems?
: I have installed linux on an AMD 486-100, an AMD 386-40, and an Intel
: 486-66.  I have never had any compatability problems with the AMD chips
: whatsoever.

Interestingly, at first I Linux would not reboot on my machine.. eventually,
I don't remember what I changed, but it would end up rebooting again.
This with an AMD 486DX4-100.   A friend of mine with the non-enhanced AMD
DX4-100 has the same problem ( shutdown will get to the time when it
should reboot and then just sit there ).

I don't know if this is a linux kernel misfeature or something with the
motherboard.

 
 
 

Intel vs. AMD. vs Cyrix

Post by Robert Alan Schen » Tue, 27 Feb 1996 04:00:00



Quote:>To all those who answered my 386-SX upgrade querie - thanks.
>I've decided to go the 486 route.  Now, as Linux is designed for the Intel
>architecture, is it compatible with the Cyrix and AMD 486 class chips?  Will I
>experience any compaatibility problems?

As kind of a side note, I just upgraded from an Intel DX2-66 to an
Intel DX4-100. I opted for an Intel over an AMD because I was told the
INtel had a 16 rather than an 8 bin internal cache.  Increased from 33
to over 50 whopping bogomips!
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Intel vs. AMD. vs Cyrix

Post by David Efflan » Thu, 29 Feb 1996 04:00:00



Quote:>To all those who answered my 386-SX upgrade querie - thanks.
>I've decided to go the 486 route.  Now, as Linux is designed for the Intel
>architecture, is it compatible with the Cyrix and AMD 486 class chips?  Will I
>experience any compaatibility problems?

>Any help once again greatly appreciated.
>Rupert

I have a 386DX/33 motherboard with a 256K cache and Cyrix 486DRx2/66.
Once I found the Linux program to enable the tiny 1K on-chip cache
(cyrix-1.00.tar.gz) the extensive benchmark tests improved 30% overall
and up to 90% in some tests.  (DOS games generally rate it about like
a 486/50 due to the slow ISA buss video).  No problems with Linux.

David Efflandt/Elgin, IL USA

 
 
 

Intel vs. AMD. vs Cyrix

Post by Nathan Burne » Thu, 29 Feb 1996 04:00:00



Quote:Smith) writes:
> To all those who answered my 386-SX upgrade querie - thanks.
> I've decided to go the 486 route.  Now, as Linux is designed for the Intel
> architecture, is it compatible with the Cyrix and AMD 486 class chips?  
Will I
> experience any compaatibility problems?

> Any help once again greatly appreciated.
> Rupert

I've been running Linux on an AMD 486dx2-80 ever since kernel version 1.1.59
with no incompatibility problems.

Nate

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Intel vs. AMD. vs Cyrix

Post by Mendel Coope » Thu, 29 Feb 1996 04:00:00




>Smith) writes:
>> To all those who answered my 386-SX upgrade querie - thanks.
>> I've decided to go the 486 route.  Now, as Linux is designed for the Intel
>> architecture, is it compatible with the Cyrix and AMD 486 class chips?  
>Will I
>> experience any compaatibility problems?

>> Any help once again greatly appreciated.
>> Rupert

I've been running Linux for months on a Cyrix 486DX2-66. No problems.
 
 
 

1. AMD vs CYRIX vs INTEL

this is utter nonsense.  AMD sells the K5/100 as a P100.

nah.  I bought a K5/133 recently, and for the price ($110), it's a deal.
it's somewhat slower than a P5/133 (with identical setup otherwise),
but that's only on relatively obsessive microbenchmarks like Stream
or Flops20.  on a more reasonable benchmark (compiling the Linux kernel)
it's actually a little faster (7 vs 7.5 minutes).  and it seems to
be _fully_ compatible and runs cool.

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