quote: Its execution core has far fewer units than K8 and it lacks an on-die memory controler.
quote:I don't get it why everyone expects a mobile chip to out-perform a desktop chip.
quote:That said I must say that all the asking for a 2GHz 1MB L2/core A64 was pretty retarded. There is no 2GHz 1MB/core SKU so including a fake one just for comparison does not really help since there's no way to get something even similar (the 4400+ is the lowest-clocked 1MB L2 X2). It would have been nice to see an X2 4600+ (the second-best A64 SKU) compared to this Yonah (the second-best one) but I guess the 4200+ is more inline with its price
quote:Longer pipelines lead to lower performance,
quote:Longer pipelines do not help non-branchy code, higher clock speeds do.
quote:"Typical" code is code that operates on very small data sets, like a word processor. This is not what I'm talking about, however, I'm referring to code that handles massive data sets that cannot fit inside the L2 cache.