Re: Don't see much difference between i386 vs amd64
Mario Bertrand <email@example.com> writes:
> I have successfully install debian with sid-amd64-monolithic.iso on my
> second ide (+kernel 2.6.8-3) and I don't see much difference in the
> performance vs i386 sarge (+kernel 2.6.8-1) on my first ide. It is
> normal? Should I expect more? Someone told me that I should buy a new
> hard drive with more cache (8M) to take benefit of faster cpu.
> hda - 2048k cache - 3923.96 BogoMIPS / i386
> hdb - 69k cache - 3932.16 "" / amd64
69K is rather tiny. But that will only affect loading times and
doesn't make things run faster.
Also I wouldn't expect you to feel if amd64 is faster. Normally the
cpu idles anyway. Idleing twice as fast is just as idle.
> Mario Bertrand