What do you guys thing about the P4

Greg Lindahl lindahl at conservativecomputer.com
Fri Apr 13 11:25:49 EDT 2001


> I would bet the diffrence is in the memory, not the CPU.  Matrix
> inversion,  AFAIK, is a very memory-intensive job, so using
> RDRAM instead of ol' SDRAM is going to cause major improvements.

The p4 has a wide memory system that happens to be built with
RDRAM. You could build the same thing with SDRAM. For narrow memory
systems like the ones found on the P3, SDRAM and RDRAM are basically
the same speed.

-- g


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