Whats a reasonable collection?

From: Bob Shannon <bshannon_at_tiac.net>
Date: Thu Jun 28 18:48:30 2001

Oh no, EISA cranks out speed, if you have the right boards.

EISA bus mastering boards can blast 32 bit data directly into RAM
using a seperate data path in the chipset.

Jeff Hellige wrote:

> 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.
> Jeff
Received on Thu Jun 28 2001 - 18:48:30 BST

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