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Re: Film at 11:00
From: Vadim Antonov <avg () pluris com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jan 1997 22:01:02 -0800

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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