[rescue] Sparc LX Wanted

Mike Nicewonger twmaster at twmaster.com
Sun Feb 26 11:23:47 CST 2006

On Feb 26, 2006, at 12:18 PM, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:

> On Sun, 2006-02-26 at 11:36, Mike Nicewonger wrote:
>> On Feb 26, 2006, at 11:15 AM, Dan Williams wrote:
>>> On 26/02/06, Sevan / Venture37 <venture37 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi Guys
>>>> Are there any members from the uk who've got a Sparc LX they'd like 
>>>> to
>>>> get rid of??
>>> I have probably got an ipx if you want one, they are slightly faster.
>>> But the hard drive will probably be small. I'll see if I can dig one
>>> out, most of mine have dead nvram though.
>> Uh. No. The LX is faster than an IPX.
> Guess that depends on what you are doing with it...
> The LX is 50Mhz while the IPX is 40MHz... but...
> Don't try to run WABI on it... the IPX will do much
> better.... the Classic and LX suffered from lack of
> cache (it was way to small).

While this may be so for -most- uses the IPX is not a fast as the LX. 
Not even the same class CPU. And since the opriginal posted made no 
mention of intended use my original comment stands as true.

> It is quite possible that an IPX with a Weitek PowerUp
> might even be faster all around than an LX.

That would be peachy but nobody mentioned a PowerUp...

Mike N

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