Intel Pentium 4 6XX and Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.73GHz CPU Review. Page 14
[02/20/2005 12:05 AM | CPU]
by Ilya Gavrichenkov
Intel Company has just announced new processors based on Prescott 2M core featuring 2M L2 cache memory. Besides that, these Pentium 4 CPUs also support Enhanced Memory 64 Technology and Enhanced Intel SpeedStep. Let’s find out if these architectural innovations will affect the situation in the processor market.
The speed of data compression applications and archiving utilities depends a lot on the algorithms they use. As we see, WinZip is somewhat better optimized for Intel CPUs, while in WinRAR the competing Athlon 64 processor works wonders.
By the way, according to the results obtained in WinRAR, which is very sensitive to any changes in the system architecture, larger L2 cache memory is hardly that efficient: the performance boost made only 3%.
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