[HARDWARE] Just Courious......

Marcus Gillette gate at zipcon.net
Wed Sep 15 16:10:25 EDT 1999


----- Original Message -----
From: Jesper Monsted <jesper at monsted.com>
To: <hardware at lists.distributed.net>
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 1999 5:33 AM
Subject: Re: [HARDWARE] Just Courious......


> > Yes, an $8 386 probably wouldn't do it, but how about a less-expensive
> > $85.00 Cyrix MII , AMD K6-II or P5? coupled with a special shifter?
>
> I think you'd get a lot more performance/price with a special RISC chip or
> with a small celeron. Anything 32-bit would do, though (i tried coding it
> for an Atmel 8-bit microcontroller, but it was dreadfully slow).


Actually, as I understood it, from the rc5 FAQ, RISC architecture isn't as
good at working on rc5.  The reason is becuase CISC processors have the
instruction set the rc5 client uses, whereas the RISC processor would have
to emulate that instruction set.  I don't know, but maybe I'm wrong.

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