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Are Cyrix's good?
Posted by FatalDragon [send private reply] at June 24, 2002, 10:32:27 PM I know their not the fastest CPUs, but is a C3 900MHz as good as a Duron/Athlon or P3? Like does it have more/less cache, registries ect. ThanX!
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at June 24, 2002, 11:38:51 PM it's "registers", and it's "etc" (short for etcetera).
Posted by gian [send private reply] at June 25, 2002, 02:38:07 AM I believe (from my limited knowledge of the inner workings of CPUs) that any x86 compatible chip would have the same number of registers, and the amount of cache memory etc. really depends on what model you buy. I would imagine that in terms of raw number crunching, a Cyrix would do the worst of the mentioned competitors.
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at June 25, 2002, 09:51:58 AM Didn't Cyrix stop producing for the low end market? Anyway I had a Cyrix processor some years ago (a 166+) and it feld like it wasn't so much faster than my previous one (a 486 66Mhz) So I'm not going to get a Cyrix anymore.
At the moment AMD has the best processors and is less expensive than Intel (don't buy a Intel P4 unless your very sure it's one of the second series, the first serie was released to soon and wasn't completely finished).
Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at June 25, 2002, 04:19:01 PM Red, the first batch of P4's your refering to have been proved to just be a faster version of the P3 (just more transistors, it had the same architeccture, same capabilities ect)
Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at June 25, 2002, 04:21:32 PM and with regard to the original q: no. I used to have a cyrix 333mhz, which was overclocked from 233mhz. It was the only proccessor i have had that has melted when i overclocked.
Posted by FatalDragon [send private reply] at June 25, 2002, 09:26:58 PM I wasnt realy planning to use a Cyrix for my main computer, but I was thinking of building a lower end computer for the expreience of building and so I would have a descent computer for running Linux on. I think Cyrix runs MUCH cooler than Athlon or P4, but its doesn have as much power. P4 emits 75 Watts, Athlon 70 Watts, and Cyrix 12.
But thanx for the input!
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at June 27, 2002, 05:53:31 PM the P4 was a crippled chip, Intel droped most of the enhancements on the chip in order to get it shipped as soon as possible. Later they released the P4A. This was the P4 with all the bells and whissles Intel had announced.
The P4A is a decent processor, but the crippled P4 was just junk.
Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at July 03, 2002, 08:50:39 AM Oh and the C3 != to a Cyrix. C3's are very good chips. Nope they are not fantasticlly fast (933MHz) but a C3 will just keep going and going. They are perfectlly happy runing on a 150w or 180w PSU
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