Sparc vs i386 architecture

Danial Thom danial_thom at
Sun Jan 8 12:14:21 PST 2006

--- Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at>

> > Hi group, I was just wondering if there's an
> advantage to running FreeBSD on
> > a SPARC than compared with a regular PC.
> Obviously the architecture is
> > different (CISC vs RISC). How ever you can
> purchase a higher powered PC box
> > for less money than it would cost for a
> >
> user Opteron/Athlon64 - better than both :)
> AMD made RISC-like architecture that just runs
> i386-like code (i386+more 
> registers and few extra instructions, while
> lots of mostly-unused 
> instructions emulated).

Thats hilarious, a "reduced instruction set"
processor that has extra instructions! Good one!


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