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

daniel carter hedonist at
Tue Oct 23 18:47:42 EDT 2001

Chris Pollard wrote:

> I was talking about Intel.  I thought (through readings elsewhere) that you
> lost approximately 7.5% Mhz due to inefficiency on Intel and about 5% using
> Athlon.
> I can't remember where I read it though so I can't post a URL.

It's totally application dependant.  The EV6 bus maybe a better CPU bus for
SMP than what intel have, but when you're running rc5 you could use a 56K
modem over telephone lines as your CPU bus and i don't think you'd see much
difference in keyrate.

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