[RC5] Athlon core contribution

Jeroen van Rijn jeroen at bytalized.com
Fri Dec 6 16:05:23 EST 2002


RC5 uses integer math, not floats <G>

David Burg wrote:

>So, let's check the XP vs G4 status. ;-)
>
>Athlon XP:
>
>http://n0cgi.distributed.net/speed/query.cgi?cputype=101&arch=all&contest=rc
>572&multi=0&recordid=0
>
>Power PC G4 and G3:
>
>http://n0cgi.distributed.net/speed/query.cgi?cputype=all&arch=2&contest=rc57
>2&multi=0&recordid=0
>
>Fastest XP is nearly 3 times faster than fastest G4... But I actually did
>not plan to purchase any power pc-based computer for so long I can't say
>what in price in equivalent for a XP 2400 in the power pc world. But it
>looks like Power PC are pretty much behind anyway. Let me guess that risc is
>not very good for floating point calculation?
>
>Best regards,
>
>David Burg
>
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