Link to good analysis on the matter.

By: Richard Cownie (tich.delete@this.pobox.com), September 30, 2009 9:59 am
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Jouni Osmala (josmala@cc.hut.fi) on 9/30/09 wrote:
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>Here's the DEC-Intel Lawsuits causes and merits.
>
>http://www.vsm.com.au/ftp/DEC_V_INTEL.TXT

Sounds more like P6 than Pentium from that. Though
according to this http://tom.womack.net/x86FAQ/faq_cores.html
the P55C (Pentium MMX), released in 1996, had the same
branch prediction techniques as P6.

"P55C

The Pentium MMX core. This fixed several design problems in the previous Pentium cores - most important for performance, it had branch prediction technology taken from the P6 which actually predicted branches effectively. Coupled with enlarged L1 caches and MMX instructions, this produced a significant performance increase. Intel also took the opportunity to fix the F00FC7C8 bug in hardware, but since modern OSes have an F00FC7C8 fix in software this is not important."

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