[rescue] NeXT Cube Question

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Wed May 28 14:01:22 CDT 2003

On Tue, 27 May 2003, Jeffrey Brendle wrote:

> > a) I would question if it is truly a 68040 or a 68030.  The 030 is
> > very slow when running any OS later than 2.1 .
> good point. the '040 is usually tagged a "turbo", people will make a
> point of mentioning this to get more $ I should think... and there's a
> BIG difference between the '030 and '040 chips (ditto in Macs) & the
> newer OSes will drag the thing to a crawl if it is an '030. (had that
> problem w/ an original cube, machine was much "faster" from a telnet'd
> VT220 than it was on console, however, so I didn't mind... the prof who
> used console might have noticed, I never asked. =-) )

The '040 Cube and the Turbo '040 Cube are two different machines.  The
'040 Cube runs at 25MHz, the Turbo '040 Cube runs at 33MHz.

Peace...  Sridhar

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