Re: (Off-topic) MMX Overdrive Performance

S.Boessenkool (
Thu, 24 Apr 1997 12:28:34 +0200 (METDST)

Linus Torvalds wrote:
>bogomips : 299.83 <== eek! bogus but pretty
> Very pretty. They are doing the whole loop of two instructions
> consistently in one clock cycle, which is pretty impressive. They
> obviously fixed the misfeature with the original Pentium branch
> predictor that made it give bad values for the bogomips loop.

The AMD K5 does the loop that fast as well :-)
For very tight inner loops, the K5 is more than twice as fast as a Pentium
(if proper optimized :-)