16-bit memory, caches, and UNIX V/386

60648000 laurie at ucscb.UCSC.EDU
Fri Aug 18 01:08:02 AEST 1989

In article <9639 at b-tech.ann-arbor.mi.us> zeeff at b-tech.ann-arbor.mi.us (Jon Zeeff) writes:
>Does anyone have a benchmark as to what 16 bit memory does to performance
>if you have a caching motherboard?  I'm quite interested since it's the
>only way I can add memory.

I was running a AST premium 386/20 with 2.6mb of 32 bit memory. I then added 
a 2mb 16 bit 100 ns memory card and when running graphics programs that 
malloc'ed HUGE data structures (1-2 mb), my box ran about 40-60 % slower. 
I was really suprised at the diff.

Ken Chapin

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