[RC5] Athlon core contribution

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at rug.ac.be
Fri Dec 6 19:57:09 EST 2002


On vrijdag, dec 6, 2002, at 19:47 Europe/Brussels, Karl wrote:

> I await AMD's 64 bit x86 Athlon chip with anticipation, double the
> amount of GPRs as well as 64 bit versions of x86 registers could make 
> it
> quite competitive with the G4.

Just having 64 bit registers doesn't help you at all in rc5 (no matter 
what the keysize), because all work is done on 32 bit chunks. Twice the 
number of available registers will help a lot of course.


Jonas

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