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AW: [linrad] Linrad on Pentium Pro?

Koellner Guenter wrote:

>Hello Joe,
>you are answering my question!
>Which processor, later than the Pentium-Pro, does then have the MMX instructions? Pentium-II for example?
>My current situation is that I have several "scrap" computers of which I want to sell a few for cheap money and I do want to hold the one which is most useful for Linrad. So I think my Pentium-MMX 166 is much better to hold it.
>Thanks a lot,

The Pentium II and higher all have MMX instructions.  I am not sure what 
the best alternative is for you ... I like the Pentium Pro for mostly 
emotional reasons.  I can remember dreaming of one when they first 
became available in the mid 1990's.  Now I have one at home with _dual_  
Pentium Pro's.  This system cost about  5500 USD in 1997, but now maybe 
would get 55 USD on eBay today! 

I run the system to process output from a Kenwood TS-850 ... and a 
Pentium Pro running at 200 MHz does not work hard processing it with 
linrad ... I think around 10 or 20 percent processor utilization.  I 
don't think the MMX instructions are all that important unless you will 
be running wider bandwidths than 20 kHz.

So for Linrad it will be hard to make a bad choice of "scrap" computer.  
Choose the quietest one!

-Joe KM1P