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Old 2006-08-29, 08:34   #10
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Originally Posted by Mystwalker View Post
I wonder how the Core2 performs in relation to an Athlon64. I guess that currently, the A64 will pull away (due to assembly support), but the Core2 could be a real competitioner once the software is optimized.
Thanks to a architecture closer to A64 than to P4, the Core2 might also be in the lead in this test. It depends on the instruction mix. It's likely, that the K8 optimized assembler code will run on the Core2 - and in this case it will be doing fine... better than on a P4.

If the instruction mix is more SSE2, then Core2 will benefit. If it's more based on integer code, then we need to see results for a conclusion.
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