[RC5] P4 Speed Question

Ferry van Steen td at salesint.com
Tue Jun 12 15:12:58 EDT 2001


In about a year or 1 1/2 when all programs are optimized it probably will be
worth it's price. (... atleast in the same way as the P3 and stuff..)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Cordes" <peter at llama.nslug.ns.ca>
To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2001 8:15 AM
Subject: Re: [RC5] P4 Speed Question


> On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 12:31:49AM +1200, dan the person wrote:
> > Only thing super about a p4 is it's super high price.
>
>  In their defence, they do have more memory bandwidth than any other PC
> hardware, with dual rambus channels feeding a 400MHz bus.  This is good
for
> stuff like numerical simulations where you have huge arrays.  I don't know
> how many people doing numerical simulations use a compiler that emits SSE2
> instructions, but I bet the P4 is one of the main reasons for Intel making
> their C compiler available on Linux.
>
>  The P4 is a pretty nice CPU, but for most people it isn't really worth
the
> amount of money it costs.
>
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