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Best FPU for 386 Machine

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2004 8:51 pm     Post subject: Best FPU for 386 Machine Reply with quote

Hi:

I'm building a 386 system from parts. The CPU is a AMD 386DX-40, so I need a 387DX-40 coprocessor. What is the best/fastest FPU? I've heard Cyrix FasMath is pretty good, but they seem to be hard to come by.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2004 8:55 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Oooh.

AFAIK, AMD is the only computer chip company that made a 40 MHz 386, so I'm guessing that AMD would be the only supplier of 40 MHz FPUs.

However, there are DOS programs that can emulate the 80x87.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 1:30 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

JMS wrote:
Oooh.

AFAIK, AMD is the only computer chip company that made a 40 MHz 386, so I'm guessing that AMD would be the only supplier of 40 MHz FPUs.

However, there are DOS programs that can emulate the 80x87.


Yes, but there are multiple third-party FPU's (IIT, Cyrix, ect.) I was wondering which one would be the best. I actually didn't think AMD made a 386 FPU, because I've never seen or heard of AMD versions of the 387. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 9:27 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

That said, does a 40 MHz 80x87 chip exist? And if yes, is it rare? Also if the chip is already in a computer, it will be hard to remove it without bending the pins.

CR, the chances of you finding that chip are about 1 in a million.
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