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 I know that Linux works under K6 processor because it belongs to the x86 processor family but my point here is that is any conflict I might expect, hardware settings, kernels updates like symetric processing(multi-processors installed). I still I am not sure if I can play with two K6 processors like I can with Pentium.
 
 And by the way how much MIPS or better how much computing power a K6 300Mhz(MMX) can give to me. Please do compare to a pentium(II, MMX and whatever is it).
 
An example say like:  "K6 300Mhz(MMX) will give you the same speed in computing instructions just like a Pentium II(MMX) 333Mhz"?? How much? This is the first time I am going to buy a PC with K6 processor...
 
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First of all, K6 processors won't do SMP, so that road is out. As far as performance, you can expect integer performance in the 95-110% range of a similarly clocked PII. Floating point performance will be in the range of 70-80%.  It's a good processor for Linux, and if you get the 100MHz bus chip (K6-2), quite fast.
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 Thank you,
 70-80% of floating point... is that low? How much a Pentium II gives ...?
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