What do you guys thing about the P4

Eugene Leitl Eugene.Leitl at lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Thu Apr 5 01:44:26 PDT 2001

On Wed, 4 Apr 2001, W Bauske wrote:

> My DDR Athlons aren't a match for a P4 when you look at stream numbers.
> Around half what the P4 can do.

I believe that readily. But the jury is still out on double Athlons with

> I don't see your logic for comparing a dual Athlon to a single P4. Basically

The logic is: it's the same price (cheaper, actually), and single Athlons
are apparently (=purportedly) unable to make full use of DDR SDRAM.

> you make it worse for the Athlon per cpu. The P4 outruns almost any cpu out
> there when you look at the stream numbers. Same is true for SPEC2000. Just
> have to use Intel compilers. I'm hoping the ones for Linux happen "real soon now".
> Their web site says March, 2001.

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