AMD posts K7 benchmarks against PIII

Athlon a Speedy Gonzales

Chip company AMD has now posted a set of benchmarks comparing its Athlon K7 processor against Intel's offerings. AMD figures claim that a 550MHz K7-Athlon with 512K cache registers 146 per cent against the 100 per cent of a PIII-550 using the SPECfp_base95 FP benchmark. It registers 140 per cent against the 100 per cent of the same processor in 3D performance, claims AMD. And even on integer performance the 550MHz K7 beats Intel's part. Go here for AMD's figures. We await Intel's benchmarketing and competitive response with some interest. ®

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