Re: Pentium II Math Bug

Mr S J Greenaway (
Wed, 14 May 1997 08:06:53 +0100 (BST)

On Tue, 13 May 1997, Rogier Wolff wrote:

> Dan Merillat wrote:
> > So yes, comparing a P100 with a 486/100 is valid. It shows the P100
> > is faster.
> NO! The way the '486 is built it can be pumped up to about 120MHz,
> The way a Pentium is built, it can be pumped up to about 200MHz.
> It is valid to compare them at their max speed. In the example
> you site, (P100 vs 486/100) the Pentium is both faster in
> work/clock and clocks/second.

This is being written on an AMD 486 running at 160Mhz (overclocked 133)...
At the cost of about 20 UK pounds who can argue?

Simon Greenaway