>I agree, but that is tangential. I was assuming a 25MHx bus to
>get the high percentage number I got. For an 8MHz bus, the
>machines are simply incomparable. If that was the premise,
>the conclusions are less than unsupported: they are ludicrous,
>since the 486 was outperforming the Pentium, were that the case.
A fast 486 system (say a 486DX4-100) with *NO ISA* whatsoever, all PCI
cards and PCI interfaces to the hard drives, probably *WOULD*
outperform a Pentium (say a P133) that mostly uses ISA for everything.
If you added SCSI to the 486 system (but not to the Pentium system)
there would be no question... the 486 system would leave the Pentium
in the dust (other than for purely CPU-intensive tasks, of which there
are relatively few in today's apps).
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