Was Collecting SBUs now, Fast compile engines

Björn Lindberg d95-bli.no at spam.nada.kth.se
Fri Jun 7 14:51:33 PDT 2002


Ian Molton wrote:
> 
> 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.

Yep. I agree that an Athlon is a much better buy than a P4. I wish I
could afford a new dual-Athlon... *drool*


Björn
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