[rescue] Apple WWDC Summary, Cube Computers
kurt at csh.rit.edu
Tue Jun 24 17:19:05 CDT 2003
On Tue, 24 Jun 2003, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> Wasn't Intel talking up a planned i860-based PC at one point, as the
> successor to the 486? I remember reading about it at the time,
> comparing the specs on the CPUs, and realizing that the i860 would
> have the potential to totally blow the 486 and the 68000 out of the
Now, this could've been someone spouting off nonsense but...
The guy I bought my first sparc from 8 or 9 years ago told me
a story about either an i860 or i960 (probably 860) workstation
he had designed and wanted to go into production with.
However, Intel kept him from going forward  because the
edict came down that the i860 would've cut into the lucrative
i486 chip and thus the i860 was ONLY to be used for embedded
 It's been a long time, so I'm not sure exactly how they
kept him from going forward, but I think they may have
restricted his chip supply or something...
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