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Re: AMD vs. Intel Floating Point

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  • Subject: [mg29460] Re: AMD vs. Intel Floating Point
  • From: "Orestis Vantzos" <atelesforos at>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 04:36:41 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: National Technical University of Athens, Greece
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In what sense is it foolish? Seti@home for instance, which relies heavily on
floating point operations, does work slower on AMD chips...
"Jens-Peer Kuska" <kuska at> wrote in message
news:9gn7i2$ere$1 at
> Hi,
> a foolish question. An Athlon is typical faster in
> floting point math than an Intel CPU. Only the
> Itanium has better floting point performance.
> Regards
>   Jens
> Kofi Anim-Appiah wrote:
> >
> > Has anyone experienced any floating-point problems on systems using any
> > the AMD processors (Duron, Athlon, Thunderbird)? I'm considering buying
> > 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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