[rc5] K5 vs Pentium speed

Craig Luis luisc at linfield.edu
Mon Jul 14 23:23:35 EDT 1997


On Mon, 14 Jul 1997, Greg S. Johnson wrote:

> Can anyone explain why my K5-PR166 does about 340 KKeys/sec when my 
> Pentium 166 does only 200?

Because AMD makes a better processor for half the cost.  To be serious, If
your Pentium is a Pro, you are taking a serious performance hit due to
high overhead switching between 16 and 32 bit modes (which is guaranteed
to happen if you are running Win95).  If not, it is just another good
reason to choose AMD or Cyrix instead ;-)

-Craig Luis, Computer Support

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