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HX question about link.exe (DOSX)

posted by Steve(R) Homepage E-mail, US, 31.07.2008, 05:09

> > Well, it's an old debate. The 680x0 and x86 were designed for different
> > purposes, each had strengths and weaknesses relative to the other. For
> > running Unix the 68040 was superior, for some math operations the 486 was faster...
>
> Could be. Haven't done much float dependant stuff in general. (as long as
> it had one, I was happy). Maybe the fpu wasn't clockdoubled.

AFAIK the FPU wasn't doubled. Another issue was that it had fewer hardware operations than Intel's FPU - some were executed in software.

> Of course to make the switch Amiga->Mac interesting at all, one must be
> not interested in the AmigaOS itself:-)

:-) indeed.

> but said FPC coremember (the one with the 68060 upgrade card) has
> heaps of exotic Amiga stuff.

Including x86 plugin boards?

 

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