PPC+southbridge designs

Timothy A. Seufert tas at mindspring.com
Sat Oct 13 05:40:44 EST 2001

At 9:37 AM -0400 10/12/01, mod+linuxppc-dev at mclx.com wrote:
>How many existing PPC-based machines incorporate one
>of those kitchen-sink southbridge chips like the VIA
>VT82C686B that are normally found in x86-based machines?

It may or may not be worth noting (depending on exactly how you meant
this question) that even PowerMacs contain the functional equivalent
of chips like the VT82C686B.  They're Apple custom ASICs and provide
Macintosh style I/O ports, but do generally cover the same area of
functionality as a PC southbridge.
Tim Seufert

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