Re: Cyrix 166+ processor support

Alan Cox (
Mon, 28 Apr 1997 21:35:23 +0100 (BST)

> I run Redhat 4.1 on a 486 but will be upgrading to a Pentium (or clone)
> system soon. Since the kernel likes int16 for floating point ops and
> 'hlt' instructions, does anyone know whether the Cyrix 166+ (and 200+) is
> compatible enough with an Intel Pentium to run happily? (Since I suspect
> that this is the kind of area where any incompatibilities are likely to
> show up.)

Yes. They handle the same int16/hlt interfaces just fine. You won't get the
best of the Cyrix extras yet but folks are working on that