AMD Athlon 64 3800+ and FX-53: The First 939 CPUsby Derek Wilson on June 1, 2004 12:30 AM EST
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Development Workstation Performance
Interestingly, removing the latency of the registered RAM from the socket 940 based FX processors really helps speed up compile time. Here we see a whole second increase in compile time for the FX-53 processor (which translates to a very long time when only talking about 13.4 seconds to being with). This is interesting because we would expect most of the data we are compiling to be in the L2 cache after the first couple times we compile it, but apparently not even 1MB of cache is enough keep the memory interface from having an impact on performance.