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CPU frequency / memory wait states at end of the 80s
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While the 386 did not yet have an internal cache, many 386-era chipsets supported an SRAM based CPU-external cache memory of maybe 32KB or so, consisting of a very fast (for the time) tag SRAM which ...

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How fast were BASIC interpreters in the 80s? (Is this optimization for speed really necessary?)
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I ran your code in the VICE Commodore 64 emulator. I only added two lines 25 TI$="000000" and 145 PRINT TI/60 to display the execution time in seconds (not including the time the program ...

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