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> In article <199606211739.NAA07795@nic.ott.hookup.net>,
> Andrew E. Mileski <aem@nic.ott.hookup.net> wrote:
> > So it is impossible to make a Pentium(Pro) clone, but you _can_
> > make a faster "mostly compatible" processor Like Cyrix has done.
>
> If the additional Pentium features are only available under NDA, then
> I'm guessing that Linux does not take use them. So for Linux an Intel
> chip has no advantage over a clone, correct?

We use several "undocumented" Pentium features, the most important being the
4Mb page support. Thats one we can really measure in performance terms. All
the stuff thats non documented is, its all on the superb http://www.x86.org
site



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