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sterling r

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Aug 4, 1993, 1:58:09 AM8/4/93
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IBM has recently announced the 486DX3 clock trippling processor. It is
reported to be the fastest 486 processor available. I know it is set to be
released in September in its BlueLighting systems, but will it be available
as an alternative for a DX2?


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Dan Hildebrand

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Aug 4, 1993, 3:31:44 PM8/4/93
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In article <mFuq8B...@kilowatt.linet.org>,

sterling r <r...@kilowatt.linet.org> wrote:
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> IBM has recently announced the 486DX3 clock trippling processor. It is
>reported to be the fastest 486 processor available. I know it is set to be
>released in September in its BlueLighting systems, but will it be available
>as an alternative for a DX2?

Is this a "true" 486 (whatever that is), or a jazzed up processor core
running in a 386 socket like the Cyrix parts?


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Timothy Jehl

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Aug 5, 1993, 4:28:57 PM8/5/93
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In article <g3b...@quantum.qnx.com>, da...@quantum.qnx.com (Dan Hildebrand) writes:
> In article <mFuq8B...@kilowatt.linet.org>,
> sterling r <r...@kilowatt.linet.org> wrote:
> >
> > IBM has recently announced the 486DX3 clock trippling processor. It is
> >reported to be the fastest 486 processor available. I know it is set to be
> >released in September in its BlueLighting systems, but will it be available
> >as an alternative for a DX2?
>
> Is this a "true" 486 (whatever that is), or a jazzed up processor core
> running in a 386 socket like the Cyrix parts?
>

To the best of my knowledge, it's a true i486 uprocessor compatible.
I've been told, but don't know for sure, that it has more cache, but doesn't
have floating point. In addition, it is my understanding that it will only
be available in boards and systems from IBM, not as stand alone chips.

TJ
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Aug 8, 1993, 7:47:30 PM8/8/93
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In article <23rqi9$a...@chnews.intel.com>, tj...@sedona.intel.com (Timothy Jehl)
says:

> To the best of my knowledge, it's a true i486 uprocessor compatible.
>I've been told, but don't know for sure, that it has more cache, but doesn't
>have floating point. In addition, it is my understanding that it will only
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>be available in boards and systems from IBM, not as stand alone chips.
>^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>TJ
Tim, will IBM sell motherboards to end users? I friend of mine is
planning to replace his 386-40mhz motherboard with a 486-50mhz VLB MB
this upcoming week. Maybe I can advise him to wait until next month?
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