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Re: Is the AMD K6 a 686?

On 1/26/07, Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> wrote:
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On 01/26/07 10:21, celejar wrote:
> In a previous post [0], I claimed that the AMD K6 isn't a 686 - I had
> gotten that from the Archlinux website. A followup agreed with me. I
> see these sites [1] claim otherwise, and they seem fairly
> authoritative. Anyone with more info?
> Celejar
> [0] http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2006/11/msg00581.html
> [1] http://www.faqs.org/faqs/pc-hardware-faq/chiplist/part4/,
> http://www.cpu-collection.de/?tn=0&l0=cl&l1=686&l2=AMD

The K6 is *almost* a 686, but the -686 kernel uses the instructions
 missing from the K6.  Use the -486 kernel.  (I think there used to
be a -586 kernel that was dropped a couple of years ago.)

Thanks, that's what I've been using.
I noticed that the Sabayon linux wiki [0] contains the following lines:

Live Environment - No 3D Desktop:
i586 Processor (starting from AMD K5 and Intel Pentium)


Live Environment - 3D Desktop:
i686 Processor (starting from AMD K6 and Intel Pentium II)

Is this wrong, or are they actually not using anything strictly 686?


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