[rc5] Processor Core Autoselection

Joseph Fisk joe at rm405n-a.roberts.fit.edu
Mon Nov 3 09:24:00 EST 1997


On Sun, 2 Nov 1997, Scott Farrand wrote:

> > > Excerpts from mail: 3-Nov-97 Re: [rc5] Processor Core Au.. by "dan
> > > carter"@stonebow.ot
> > > > If you mean equivalent performance, then look at their P rating. The
> > > > souped up 486 is equivalent to a Pentium 75 (or a p100 when oc :}) the
> > > > K5-PR166 is equivalent to a Pentium-166, the 6x86 P150+ is equivalent
> > > > to a Pentium 150 etc etc
> 
> Actually, the K5-PR166 (in this computational task) rocks a Pentium 166... 
> 
> 340kkeys vs 250ish kkeys... (check the client stats...)

In fact, the K5 would probably be a better chip to use than a PCC in a
multi-CPU dedicated expansion card; it is much, much cheaper (something
like $60 for a K5/75 which gets 210kkeys).

Joseph

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