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Old 2005-07-15, 20:21   #4
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Mar 2005

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Intels Netburst has a very high raw power (compared to AMDs K8-Core and Intels Pentium-M core)... _BUT_ it is _VERY_ hard to use this power cause of the very deep pipeline of the Netburst cores...
Typical "desktop-application" utilities the CPUs not very efficent the penalties for "bad code" on K8 and Pentium-M are much smaller than on P4s

I'm very sure that Netburst CPUs do 128bit SSE operations... it would be
hard to imagin that a P4 does more than one FLOP per clock in the Linpack
benchmarks (solves a dense linear system using double-precission floats (64bit))
without 128bit ;)
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