Re: What is out Computering power?

guy albertelli (albertel@cis.ohio-state.edu)
Tue, 6 May 1997 01:39:04 -0400 (EDT)


> Nonetheless, I am a bit surprised at the performance being reported by
> Pentium clients. Do the Pentium and PPro have the same number of
> integer pipelines? (I am assuming that the optimized client keeps the
> integer pipelines full pretty much 100% of the time). Is the bottleneck
> perhaps outside of the CPU?

The most likely reason for the Pentium being faster is due to its ability
to load and issue two instructions simultaneously, the PPro is only
capable of loading and starting the execution of a single instruction
every clock cycle.

Enjoy

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