Any advantages running AMD K6 vs. AMD K6-2 w/3DNow!

Any advantages running AMD K6 vs. AMD K6-2 w/3DNow!

Post by Daniel Ka » Thu, 13 Aug 1998 04:00:00



I've starting to build a new Linux box to replace my aging 486/33. I was
wondering if there were any advantages of choosing an AMD K6-2 w/3DNow! over
the older AMD K6? I won't be doing anything in 3D and the 100 MHz bus isn't
that important to me. Are there any other advantages, like if AMD improved
the FPU? Thanks!

--Dan

 
 
 

Any advantages running AMD K6 vs. AMD K6-2 w/3DNow!

Post by terry » Sun, 23 Aug 1998 04:00:00




Quote:>I've starting to build a new Linux box to replace my aging 486/33. I was
>wondering if there were any advantages of choosing an AMD K6-2 w/3DNow! over
>the older AMD K6? I won't be doing anything in 3D and the 100 MHz bus isn't
>that important to me. Are there any other advantages, like if AMD improved
>the FPU? Thanks!

>--Dan

 If you don't anticipate a need for the 3d-now extensions[like mmx,no
one has written any yet for games etc.] I'd go with a k6-2 266 or 300
without the 3d-now,they work great and are a lot cheaper

 
 
 

1. AMD K6/K6-2, 3DNOW!, and MMX - where to start?

Hello.  I am looking to make a K6/K6-2 optimized
version of gcc and implement MMX and 3D NOW! instructions.
Where do I start?

I have have printed all related documents from AMD's website,
and I bought 'The AMD-K6 3D Processor.'  All I need to know
now is where the code goes.. I'm guessing in libc.
If so, exactly what are the 'pentium optimizations' being
made in pgcc?  

Thanks for any help!  

--
Robert Dale

   "arrest this man he talks in maths"
                          RADIOHEAD OK COMPUTER

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