[CentOS-devel] Re: CentOS-5 on i586

John Summerfield debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Mon Apr 7 23:30:30 UTC 2008

Scott Silva wrote:
> on 4-7-2008 10:39 AM Manuel Tuthill spake the following:
>>> You have read the whole line, right? :o)
>> No I stopped reading as soon as I had enough information to prove someone
>> else on the internet wrong and therefore myself right and more superior.
>> Now I'm just hopping that someone else don't come back and prove that the
>> Geode LX is i686, I did say very early on that it's very hard to tell 
>> and I
>> don't have one to test.
> It looks like the Geode is i586 but with cmov functionality.
> It strikes me as odd that AMD would build a 586 processor with cmov 
> instructions, but also build a 686 class without that instruction set. 
> Makes me wonder if it was an engineering snafu that was too costly to 
> fix for the quantity they expected to sell.

As I recall AMD bought the Geode product line from someone else:



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