Was Collecting SBUs now, Fast compile engines

Ian Molton spyro at armlinux.org
Fri Jun 7 14:44:21 PDT 2002


On Fri, 07 Jun 2002 23:31:55 +0200
Björn Lindberg <d95-bli.no at spam.nada.kth.se> wrote:

> Exactly. I believe it has something to do with pipelining and branch
> prediction. The instructions has to be /very/ well laid out for the
> P4.

:-)

> I don't think this is Intel FUD though, because it basically means
> that it was badly designed.

Well, no, not really. It just means it wasnt designed to run things
people use in desktops most of the time. The P4 is set up for streaming,
which it does fairly well.

The Athlon, however, is set up more for real use, and it shows.
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