First post, by dekuNukem
I recently acquired a baby-AT motherboard, with model number DAT302 REV.G:
Pretty standard stuff, except there is a sticker over the CPU saying it’s a “Super 286”:
I couldn't find anything related to “Super 286” and the model number on google at all , so I decided to boot it up, and the sure enough CPU name is “Super-286” in BIOS:
Of course, I ran some diagnostic programs, and it revealed that it was actually a 386:
I peeled off the sticker, lo and behold, it was indeed a 386SX underneath:
Overall, wasn’t a thrilling mystery I was expecting, but I do wonder why they decided to badge a 386 as a 286, in 1994 nonetheless?
By that time 386 is 9 years old, and 286 is 12 years old! It just does’t make much sense to me. Any ideas why they might have made that decision? On sticker and in BIOS?