[MUD-Dev] Re: processors

Laurel Fan lf25+ at andrew.cmu.edu
Thu Jan 28 23:29:57 New Zealand Daylight Time 1999

I don't know much about these two chips in particular, but the short
answer is that there is no such thing as "pure processing power".  As
any course in computer architecture will tell you, a measure of a
processor's performance is application dependent.  That said, you may
want to look up SpecInt and SpecFp results for the two processors. 
Also, more cache can increase performance a lot (and cost a lot)...

Excerpts from muddev: 28-Jan-99 [MUD-Dev] processors by diablo at best.com 
> So, I'm wondering if any of you know how much faster a Xeon is in terms of
> pure processing power than a PII450. I know it has a much larger cache,
> etc, but other than that, i'm clueless. The Xeon is a lot more expensive,
> and if it doesn't give a significant advantage, it's not worth it.

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