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Re: Don't see much difference between i386 vs amd64

On Wed, 2004-09-08 at 14:06, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Mario Bertrand <jmbert@cgocable.ca> 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.

The 69k can be an advantage as you only risk 69k worth of data instead
of 2048k or more...


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