Xeon as a worthwhile platform?

Mirar mirar@mirar.org
11 Apr 2003 12:05:20 +0200

Torbjorn Granlund <tege@swox.com> writes:

> Let me clarify a few things...
> Before Opteron gets assembly support in GMP, it isn't going to be
> any better than Athlon for running GMP applications.  It might in
> fact be slower clock-for-clock.

No, with the double size (1Mb) of the L2 cache, it's faster then an
Athlon XP for the same clock speed for the same instructions for any
test I've seen. Not by much, but anyway. :-)