[RC5] VIA C3

Jin-Wei Tioh jinwei at tm.net.my
Tue Sep 4 08:02:25 EDT 2001

At 05:13 PM 9/3/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>at 600mhz, the VIA Cx III performs at 50% of the Intel and AMD equivalent
>rated chips.
>It may not be due to ooo exec alone, but VIA C3 lacking equivalent number of
>parallel microcode units.  Nevertheless, on microbenching, the core picked the
>"SS Ath" for best performance albeit performing at far slower keys/sec rate.
>Maybe L2 cache size of the C3?

Maybe. However, linpack shows the L2 cache access speed to be nearly
equal to that of main memory.


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