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Monday, July 26, 2004

Link of the Day


This second part of an ArsTechnica article discusses the merits and the pitfalls of the present generation of modern desktop Pentium microprocessors available on the market. It also touches on why the P4 sucks on traditional stack-based floating point (x87 instructions) and needs SSE-optimized code in order to run well; on how the Pentium-M came into being and its future, and what improvements the 90nm Prescott core brings to the Pentium 4.

An interesting read, especially this second part's introduction, where Jon Stockes mentions why the P4 is ultimately, a processor built to sell--and not really to provide exponential performance increases.


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