AMD vs. Intel

tim.borgeaud at tim.borgeaud at
Fri Sep 28 10:41:39 BST 2001

There's another possibility too. The VIA/Cyrix C3 processors are even
cheaper than the AMD.
The performance is apparently pretty poor though, especially FPU
performance. However if it's
for a server then FPU is probably not very important.

Apart from poor performance they also have no thermal protection. However
the advantage is
that they will supposedly run without a fan. I guess that a room full of
machines may be a bit
hot for this but you may still be able to get away no cpu fan if you have
one or two additional
case fans.

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