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Subject: Re: Introducing "No-Moore's Law"

Author: Keith Evans

Date: 11:03:45 03/06/03

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On March 06, 2003 at 08:14:00, Andrew Dados wrote:

>I'd think that someone with that much experience would admit to error instead of
>adding to ignorant hype that AMD processors are buggy etc.
>They are cheaper and faster for most of us on this forum... and they run all
>OSes and programs for me just fine. And P4 is an expensive, slow cow for me.

A slow cow?

Do you think that a 3 GHz Xeon is slower than a 2 GHz Athlon XP for your typical
program mix? Assume that you're doing useful work on the machine and that price
is irrelevant. I can't find benchmarks for the exact program (Synopsys VCS) that
concerns me the most.

BTW - Friends of mine have had trouble running EDA software (Synplicity's
Synplify and Xilinx's ISE) on Athlons, but I didn't get involved - maybe they
didn't cool them properly or bought crappy motherboards.


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