Re: Off Topic (MMX Overdrive performance)

Ingo Molnar (
Thu, 24 Apr 1997 17:44:18 +0200 (MET DST)

> The net result is that the MMX Pentium is almost as fast as the Pentium
> Pro at the same clock rate while dissipating much less heat.

the PPro has an on-chip L2 cache (which runs at CPU clock speed), which is
a huge advantage in SMP setups, considering the limited (66MHz, 64 bit)
memory bandwith, plus the large and inevitable latencies associated with
accessing the memory bus.

-- mingo