ATHLON vs XEON: number crunching
sp at scali.com
Wed Jun 19 16:26:38 PDT 2002
On Wed, 19 Jun 2002, Joe Griffin wrote:
> Is your test memory limited?
> Perhaps it is not the CPU speed but the cache size
> that is limiting you. The Xeon has a different
> cache size and Memory type. P4's use RDRAM (high latency/
> high bandwidth). The AMD may use SDRAM (low latency/low bandwidth).
Not all Xeons use RDRAM. The new ServerWorks Grand Champion chipsets and
the new Intel E7500 (Plumas) use DDR RAM (just like the Athlons).
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