[RC5] AMD K6-2-300 performance problems!

Dariusz Zmokly ak8735 at box43.gnet.pl
Thu Aug 27 00:02:05 EDT 1998

Hi !

On Mon, 24 Aug 1998, Yonzie wrote:

> Hi D-netters!
> I just upgraded to a K6-2, and I was wondering if it was possible to
> create a core to take advantage of the 3DNow! enhancements in the
> processor. I am also having some performance problems with it that I
> am currently contacting AMD about. The benchmark-speed can change from
> 493Kk/s(max) to <200Kk/s...I am thinking it may be some kind of
> power-saving feature in the processor, but I'm not sure. IRL it mostly
> runs at ~260Kk/s when the comp is just cracking. I'm pretty annoyed at
> this since it should be able to do it almost twice as fast. I have
> tried using different cores, and fiddling with the level of niceness,
> but nothing seems to help.
I have got K6-166 running on win95 with 32 mb of ram and I got similar
benchmark results about 260 Kkeys/s. On other computer with Intel Pentium
188 mmx results show too 260 KKeys/s. So AMD processor does this job about
10% faster than Intel Pentium. 
> Yonzie

see ya


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