Re: Pentium II supported?
On Fri, 28 Nov 1997, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 27, 1997 at 07:41:25PM -0500, Tommy Lakofski wrote:
> > The Pentium II is just a Pro with a different (anticompetitive ;) mounting
> > and different (cheaper) L2 caching (AFAIK). Choose 'Pentium Pro' in the
> > kernel compile configuration.
> Surely their are architectural improvements too. Also, the PII is running
> 233MHz with talk of 266 or 300 (or maybe they are already here); PPro
> doesn't go that fast?
I don't think there was anything all that major as far as architecture
goes, except for the addition of MMX extensions. The 1/2 processor speed
cache allowed them to go faster than 200MHz -- the sychronous on-chip
cache of the Pro was stopping it going any faster because of the expense
of 233+MHz SRAM.
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