[rc5] Processor Core Autoselection

James P Blanding blanding+ at andrew.cmu.edu
Mon Nov 3 00:16:01 EST 1997

Excerpts from mail: 3-Nov-97 Re: [rc5] Processor Core Au.. by "dan
> If you mean equivalent performance, then look at their P rating. The
> souped up 486 is equivalent to a Pentium 75 (or a p100 when oc :}) the
> K5-PR166 is equivalent to a Pentium-166, the 6x86 P150+ is equivalent
> to a Pentium 150 etc etc

be carefull here...i know for sure that cyrix (and possibly amd) chips
run at a lower clock speed (maybe its internal clock speed...argh, cant
remember) than specified by their "p-rating."  the p-rating is more of a
marketing thing...although they do have to meet some standards in order
to be able to advertise that a chip has a particular p-rating...just be
careful with how you use that term basically..heh 
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