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Re: AMD vs. Intel Floating Point

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  • Subject: [mg29437] Re: AMD vs. Intel Floating Point
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 05:35:52 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <9gcman$364$>
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a foolish question. An Athlon is typical faster in
floting point math than an Intel CPU. Only the
Itanium has better floting point performance.


Kofi Anim-Appiah wrote:
> Has anyone experienced any floating-point problems on systems using any of
> the AMD processors (Duron, Athlon, Thunderbird)? I'm considering buying a
> new processor and would like to know if the AMDs are as accurate with
> floating point math as the Pentiums
> Thanks.
> Kofi

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