AW: [RC5] Athlon XP/MP even faster? K5 faster than K6!

Colin L. Hildinger colin at ionet.net
Fri Oct 19 08:29:59 EDT 2001


Actually, the K6 was based on NexGen's work.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jin-Wei Tioh" <jinwei at tm.net.my>
To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2001 5:15 AM
Subject: Re: AW: [RC5] Athlon XP/MP even faster? K5 faster than K6!


> At 10:26 PM 10/18/2001 +0200, you wrote:
> >Did you know that the k5 is faster than the k6 (not in general but
regarding
> >rc5 only)?
> >
> >133MHz are faster than 180MHz:
> >AMD K5 133MHz 326,625 keys/sec
> >AMD K6 180MHz 324,639 keys/sec
> >
> >Both at 200MHz:
> >AMD K5 200MHz 434,804 keys/sec: ~2174 keys/sec/MHz
> >AMD K6 200MHz 330,745 keys/sec: ~1653 keys/sec/MHz
> >
> >---SNIP---
> >
> >With greetings from Germany
> >Horst
>
> I believe this is because the K5 has a more powerful / effective (ie.
> higher IPC)
> integer unit than the K6. That was generally the K5's strength over the
K6.
> IIRC the K5 was based on NexGen's work, while the K6 was using the Chomper
> core.
>
> --
> JW
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