[RC5] Why does Pentium 3 process faster than Pentium 4?
mvpel at nortelnetworks.com
Wed Dec 11 08:57:15 EST 2002
On Wed, 11 Dec 2002, Andrew MacKenzie wrote:
> A G4 at the same clock speed as a P4 would solidly kick the P4's
> ass. But that won't happen because of the way the two chips are
> designed. Don't take this as Intel bashing. An Athlon at the
> same speed as a P4 would also kick the P4's ass. But
> (unfortunatly for AMD) that isn't likely to happen either.
> (think all chips running at current max P4 clock rate).
Are there any clever approaches to get around the shift/rotate
sluggishnes on the P4? Or is RC5 just stuck in that regard when it
comes to that processor?
(If this is a dumb question, please bear in mind that I last
programmed assembly on the 6502.)
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