> And the working set of a compile is probably a lot larger
> than SETI, which disadvantages the Celeron even more, so
> the Athlon with the 50% faster core, ??% faster memory
> bus and larger cache would probably be faster overall.
> Yea or nay?
> And if Dabs have Athlon 750s for the same price as
> two Celeron 533s, then I guess the Athlon is the one
> to go for...
Another factor is that you only get significant benefit from multiple
processors when you are running multiple cpu bound processes simultaneously
ie if it is a single cpu bound process it will run on just one of your
celery chips and the Athlon wins hands down.... Unless I'm totally
wrong about how linux works with SMP.
> Dammit, why don't CPU vendors quote their performance
> figures as minutes/linux-kernel-compile? :-)
Indeed, it seems hard to find anything other than the clock speed
about most of these processors.
Is there a site anywhere that gives benchmark figures for different
configurations? It would be good to see performance figures for a
suite of benchmark programs + maybe a few standard tests such as
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