Film at 11:00
avg at pluris.com
Thu Jan 2 06:01:02 UTC 1997
Tony Li wrote:
>So the problem is that as we approach higher speed (post-7500) interfaces,
>you're forced into more specialized hardware. At this point, not having an
>SSE ASIC becomes somewhat silly. The rest of the board is ASICs, which in
>volume end up cheaper than processors...
There's not enough volume in high-end box market to get to the break-even
point on the price-performance. Providing that there's a way to get
a bunch of cheapo CPUs to do the job. And don't forget the DRAM vs SRAM
issue. I did the arithmetic.
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