Alpha CPUs, was Re: [rescue] i860 Success

Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez lefa at
Mon May 3 15:14:29 CDT 2004

On Mon, 3 May 2004, Andrew Weiss wrote:

> Dude... Crusty == bad.
> Sure Alpha EV7 is a 90's or 00's implementation of an 80's design
> The P4 is a 00's implementation of a 70's design
> Equal footing or worse for the P4/Xeon x86 family.
> POWER is sooo much newer in both design and fab.  PPC and power are
> early 90's design and current fab and implementation.

Actually if we follow the same analogy the POWER is a late 80s design too
:). I think the POWER1 was release in late 89.

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