Linus> Look at them the right way and you realize that a lot of the
Linus> grottyness is exactly _why_ the x86 works so well (yeah, and
Linus> the fact that they are everywhere ;).
>> But does x86 reall work so well? Itanium 2 on 0.13um performs a
>> lot better than P4 on 0.13um. As far as I can guess, the only
>> reason P4 comes out on 0.13um (and 0.09um) before anything else
>> is due to the latter part you mention: it's where the volume is
Martin> Care to share those impressive benchmark numbers (for
Martin> macro-benchmarks)? Would be interesting to see the
Martin> difference, and where it wins.
You can do it two ways: you can look at the numbers Intel is publicly
projected for Madison, or you can compare McKinley with 0.18um Pentium 4.
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