[RC5] Athlon XP/MP even faster? K5 faster than K6!
greg at wooledge.org
Thu Oct 18 20:12:36 EDT 2001
Kagain (kagain at gmx.de) wrote:
> AMD K5 200MHz 434,804 keys/sec: ~2174 keys/sec/MHz
> AMD K6 200MHz 330,745 keys/sec: ~1653 keys/sec/MHz
> ?? Comparabel with Intel nowadays or was the K6 bad in general ??
No, the K5 was just lucky. They have a fast hardware rotate instruction,
etc. Per-MHz, they're the fastest general-purpose chip for RC5 as far
as I know.
And an Alpha or UltraSPARC will leave it in the dust on DES.
Greg Wooledge | "Truth belongs to everybody."
greg at wooledge.org | - The Red Hot Chili Peppers
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