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Old 29 April 2011, 12:13   #8
pandy71
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Originally Posted by Hewitson View Post
Then again, the 386 was an SX (did they even make a 386DX?)
At the beginning only 386 was present - later they (Intel) add cheaper 386 with external 16 bit data bus ie SX, normal 386 was named DX (due full 32 bit bus) - later 486 was available as SX and DX but only one difference was lack of the FPU unit (on 486SX disabled on die - faulty silicon area and introduced 487 CPU with modification that required 486 on MoBo anyway)

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Originally Posted by OverDose View Post
That reminds me of the friend who went for the higher clocked 386 over a 486, because more megahertz = faster. This is something that still hasn't gone away, entirely (like comparing a Pentium 3.2GHz against an i7 2GHz).
386DX 40MHz was comparable to 486SX 20 - 25MHz
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