[rc5] K5 vs Pentium speed

Bill Plein bill at diablo.net
Mon Jul 14 23:54:26 EDT 1997

>> 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 ;-)

Wrong. A PPro running Win32 code doesn't switch modes. A Pentium Pro does
between 400-500 keys/sec.

The numbers on the K5-166 look more like a K6-166!

Bill Plein
bill at diablo.net
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