Whats a reasonable collection?

From: Jeff Hellige <jhellige_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Thu Jun 28 12:47:19 2001

on 6/28/01 1:12 PM, Brian Chase at bdc_at_world.std.com wrote:
> There's EISA. I thought it was an okay bus while maintaining backwards
> compatibility with ISA. It'd have been more successful if it were
> cheaper. As for other non-jumpered busses, Sun's Sbus is nice.

    Didn't EISA also suffer from still being slow? I seem to remember that
it didn't gain much/any speed over ISA, just that the data path went from 16
to 32bits, allowing it to move more data at the same bus speed? To remain
compatible with ISA, it would seem they'd have to retain the original bus
speed as well.

    I've always thought it was too bad that things like VLB didn't appear
with the 80386 when it was really needed.

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