Athlon MP vs Athlon XP

Rayson Ho raysonlogin at
Thu Nov 8 08:14:22 PST 2001

I found something interesting from AMD's developer site:

...processor also features the advanced _MOESI_ cache coherency
protocol to ensure efficient cache integrity in a multiprocessing

MOESI provides better performance in MP configurations, due to the
added O (owned) state. In theory, this can provide better cache

Also, please read the section "Why No Dual-Processing Support with
Thunderbird?" in the following web page:



AMD Athlon XP Processor Model 6 Data Sheet TM:

AMD Athlon MP Processor Model 6 Data Sheet Multiprocessor-Capable for
Workstation and Server Platforms TM:

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