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    SubjectRe: Merced makes things interesting, eh?
    On Tue, Jul 07, 1998 at 11:08:17PM -0500, Jiann-Ming Su wrote:

    > There goes the media again. Merced is technologically inferior to Alpha.
    > Has anyone compared a 21164PC alpha chip to a PII chip, lately? For those
    > who haven't, a 21164PC chip is about the size of a Pentium chip. It's
    > probably a bit smaller than a pentium but bigger than a 486. This chip is
    > easily 2x faster than any of the 66 MHz PII chips.

    Running NT and other similar apps - its actually quite a bit slower. Running
    code that full utilizes the fact its a 64-bit ship, it rocks. (Although I
    don't know about 2x faster....)

    The trouble is, marketroids and the media want to know how fast Excel and NT
    run for there wussy little bencharks and other irrelvant crap.

    THe reality of the situation, is computer users are getting dumber, and the
    media is even dumber again.




    -Chris

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