[HARDWARE] Anyone Know Prices?

Eno Jon enojon at delphi.com
Wed Oct 6 14:24:55 EDT 1999


how much L2 cache on the 233mhz mb?

jchawk wrote:

> It was my belief, or at least what I heard, that Amd chips are slower
> then intels chips at cracking keys.  This is because it is missing a
> key instruction need for cracking rc5 (rotate char right I believe,
> please
> correct me if this is wrong).  Therefore the amd chips have to emulate
> or perform multiple instructions to accomplish a task that is one
> instruction on a intel chip.  What I am getting at here is when
> comparing
> different chips MHZ may not apply.  My pentium 233 mhz was out
> performing
> an AMD K-6 300 as far as cruching keys, however when it came to
> something
> more practical like run word processor software or something along those
> lines the AMD beats my pentium 233.
>
> Guys any comments here?
>
> Rune Torgersen wrote:
> >
> > At 23:19 10/4/99 +0100, you wrote:
> > >Do not think about
> > >AMD K7, this one does only 1.5 MKeys/s
> >
> > Where do you get this number for the K7? In tests the K7 is about 30%
> > faster than a PIII at the same speed, and the slowest K7 is 550MHZ and my
> > PII 450 does 1.3MKeys/sec....
> > So a K7 should do (1.3 * 550/450 * 1.3) about 2 MKeys/sec (for the slowes K7).
> >
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