Re: Pentium II Math Bug

Stefan Monnier (monnier+/news/lists/linux/kernel@TEQUILA.SYSTEMSZ.CS.YALE.EDU)
05 May 1997 14:33:16 -0400

Rob Hagopian <> writes:
> Check out after 9:00A PST for details.


- the guy there complains about its Pentium-II which he got "before release"
which means that the pentium-II that will get sold will very likely be

- and don't go see the page about comparison between Pentium-II and K6
(and others) because the guy has sufficiently little knowledge in processor
to think that processors have to be compared at similar frequencies,
As if you'd an Alpha 21164 to 100Mhz in order to compare it with some POWER2
processor. Worse yet: the 486DX2-50 would end up being faster than the
486DX-50 (since they'd be both compared at a speed of 25Mhz which the 486DX2
would double).