I was looking through the user manual of my old 486 that we used to have. It brought a few laughts, and old memories. Here are some statements from the Gateway 2000 user's manual written in 1993:
"Thank you for buying Gateway 2000's Local Bus computer system. The system accepts a wide range of Intel CPU chips - everything from the economical 80486SX/25 to the incredibly fast 80486DX2/66"
"The problem with ISA bus is that its slow 8 Mhz speed and 16-bit data path are simply inadequate for today's blazingly fast video cards and hard disk drives."
"VESA local bus bypasses the ISA bus and creates a faster, local path direct to the CPU...This makes a significant improvement in performance, particularly when running graphics-intensive software like Windows and Windows applications."