Intel Press Forum April 11, 2005
Today, Intel held a Dual/Multi Core Benchmark briefing for the press to illuminate the specifications and performance of this latest range of micro-processors. Let’s take a look at the details of this newest addition to Intel’s family of micro-processors.
Today, Intel held a Dual/Multi Core Benchmark briefing for the press to illuminate
the specifications and performance of this latest range of micro-processors.
A brief comparision of the recently launched 90nm Intel Pentium Extreme Edition
3.73Ghz and 6xx sequence of processors were made to showcase the performance
advantage of the 2Mb L2 cache of these line of processors compared to their
1Mb L2 cache counterparts.
A briefing on benchmarking in the 64 bit environment was also covered on.
It was pointed out that care should be taken when comparing between 64 bit
and 32 bit processors as the compiler benchmarks used could be slightly different,
with the 64 bit version containing more updated optimizations. This means that
the performance boost that 64 bit benchmarks is not just due to the 64 bit hardware
advantage but also due to these optimizations. We agree that this is an important
concern when trying to review the true performance prowess of the EM64T processors
in a 64 bit environment.
Intel also announced their upcoming range of processors that support EM64,
the Intel Celeron D Processors 3xx Sequence. These will be available in mid-year.