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Re: AMD vs. Intel Floating Point

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  • Subject: [mg29477] Re: AMD vs. Intel Floating Point
  • From: "Morfeas79a" <el98119 at>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 01:56:51 -0400 (EDT)
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as it is well known the AMD processors up untill the model of K6-3D
have serious problems in their floating point operations - this can be
observed by running programs with great CPU load like SETI@home, the
time for a AMD computer to finish one work unit is about twice as big
as this in an Intel computer running on the same MHz. The problem has
been solved in later models.  Of course all this is not known to
Mr.Kuska who thinks that 90% of the questions sent in this newsgroup
are of trivial nature or in anycase foolish.


"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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