[rescue] Another fine business decision for us axp-lovers

rescue at sunhelp.org rescue at sunhelp.org
Mon Jun 25 21:08:56 CDT 2001

jdboyd at cs.millersville.edu writes:

>I hate it when they call a 32bit chip 64bit just because it sits on a
>64bit bus.  It is almost as bad as calling a 32bit machine a 64bit machine
>just because it has a 64bit video chip.


The only chip I can think of that has ambiguous size is the original

In machine language, it looks like a 32-bit processor.

It is implimented with microcode on 16-bit hardware.

So - for software compatibility & upgrade considerations, it's a
32-bit CPU. For performance considerations, it's 16.

(I personally just think of it as 32-bit, but some people seem
to disagree with this. Primarily over first-32-bit-uproc bragging
rights, I think.)

-- david fischer -- dave at cca.org -- www.cca.org -- Cthulhu told me to. --

More information about the rescue mailing list