P4 - are we seeing more specialisation?

Article: Willamette Performance Revealed
By: Dean Kent (dkent.delete@this.realworldtech.com), November 28, 2000 10:59 am
Room: Moderated Discussions
>It seems I was a little premature in referring to MPEG
>encoding as one of the P4's killer apps. I saw the new
>results posted on Tom's Hardware showing very poor
>performance of the P4 when doing the high quality encoding
>that most users would perform. Since basic FPU performance is still a critical factor in so many apps, would it not
>have been sensible for intel to at least include a P3 if
>not Athlon 'grade' FPU?

Not so fast!! You have obviously seen the retest of the retest. I don't think we are going to know what the P4 is really capable of until we have a commercial compiler available that takes advantage of the new features, and a few applications are optimized/recompiled.

As developers see which types of routines benefit most from the new features, we will start to see updated versions and new applications, I believe. Maybe not a flood of them, but this is not intended as a mainstream processor for at least 6 to 12 months...

Regards,
Dean
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