[geeks] Opinions on the HP C3x00?
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Thu Mar 30 17:11:29 CST 2006
Thu, 30 Mar 2006 @ 17:28 -0500, Dave Fischer said:
> shannon at widomaker.com writes:
> >True, sbus was no speed daemon, but wasn't it better than ISA?
> isa 8 Mhz x 16 bits (actually much slower)
> sbus 25 Mhz x 64 bits
> pci 66 Mhz x 64 bits
That's what I thought, though I could not remember the numbers.
ISA varied depending on the quality of the motherboard.
Some would only do 5MHz.
However, I had no problems with my old 486 running at 10Mhz, and I
measured transfers very close to that for real.
On the other hand, my first 386 had trouble doing 5MB/sec reliably.
The reason I picked out an 1540 and an ET4000 for SCSI and graphics was
specifically because both would run reliably at 10Mhz.
> Sbus was very good for its day. The fastest version of sbus was
> faster than the stock 33/32 PCI that most PCs used. And unlike
> PCI, you can get proper airflow over sbus cards.
So it seems that cg6 just isn't that great a card?
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