Re: cpuinfo & Cyrix 6x86

Andrew E. Mileski (
Wed, 27 Nov 1996 19:32:12 -0500 (EST)

> > > Why is the Cyrix 6x86 seen as a 486 in /proc/cpuinfo?
> > > Isn't it a Pentium-class cpu?
> >
> > It is only a fast 486.
> This is an inaccurate statement. Please read the Cyrix 6x86 architecture
> handbook, available from Cyrix's web site in PDF format. Or I can bounce
> them to you, if you prefer.

If the Cyrix 6x86 is 100% software compatible, and 100% hardware
compatible, according to Cyrix and their advocates, then why does this
topic keep comming up? :-p

If anyone wants to continue this off-topic thread in E-Mail,
I'll be glad to play advocate for _either_ chip :-)

Andrew E. Mileski
Linux Plug-and-Play Kernel Project
XFree86 Matrox Team