Re: Don't see much difference between i386 vs amd64
On Wed, 2004-09-08 at 09:37, Mario Bertrand wrote:
> 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
BogoMIPS just tells you about the clock speed of your CPU, roughly
speaking. As the name says, it's Bogus and Misleading.
In my experience the 64-bit mode of the Opteron gains about 20% over the
32-bit mode, and of course you can address more memory per process.