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SubjectRe: Minutes from Feb 21 LSE Call
In article <...> someone wrote:
>> unfortunantly for them the core CPU speeds became uncoupled from the
>> memory speeds and skyrocketed up to the point where CISC cores are as fast
>> or faster then the 'high speed' RISC cores.

On Wed, Feb 26, 2003 at 06:30:50AM +0100, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> Hmm.. are there any RISC Cores which run even closely to CISC Speeds?
> And why not? Is this only the financial power of Intel?

There is one other: x86 binary compatibility.

Looks like the beginning and end of it to me.


-- wli
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