From: Kenn Humborg (kenn at domain bluetree.ie)
Date: Thu 27 Apr 2000 - 19:57:06 IST
> > There's also the business of a 750Mhz Athlon will have a 100/133
> > Mhz Bus speed, which the Celeron's won't have (unless you overclock
> > them), so memory speed will be a bit limiting. I don't know
> > what compiling is like for cache hits, but the celeron's only
> > have 128k, which hampers them in Seti by most accounts.
> Cripples them, actually : 20-30% speed loss against a P-III of the
> same speed.
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...
Dammit, why don't CPU vendors quote their performance
figures as minutes/linux-kernel-compile? :-)
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