ATHLON vs XEON: number crunching

Greg Lindahl lindahl at keyresearch.com
Thu Jun 20 13:15:10 EDT 2002


On Thu, Jun 20, 2002 at 09:15:21AM -0500, Richard Walsh wrote:

> Moreover, I am pretty that RDRAM actually has lower average latency 
> under load than SDRAM.

No. It depends on the load. RAMBUS' problem has always been that it
could raise bandwidth under ideal circumstances, but that its random
access latency was worse than normal memory. This has been true in
every RAMBUS generation.

greg

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