Re: even the press likes us ;-)

H. Peter Anvin (
26 Feb 1998 08:23:22 GMT

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> > Probably was picked based on price/performance... my guess would be
> > with emphasis on price. Alphas and SPARCs are both very expensive.
> Yes, that was the reason. The middle and lower class MIPS chips offer a
> very good price / performance ratio. The high end MIPS stuff is expensive
> similar expensive like other RISCs and also requires very expensive chipsets,
> cooling etc. while the CPU used in the Cobalt product gets about 30 degrees
> Celsius when loaded and stays at almost ambient temperature when idle.
> Means there is not even a heat sink on the CPU and therefore the the Cobalt
> system very silent - and reliable.

What about StrongARM?


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