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Posted 02 March 2000 - 08:52 PM
Posted 03 March 2000 - 12:25 AM
However, I believe the original idea in the parallel mode point was that the 486
was pipelined, which is true. The second pipeline only handled about a third of
the instruction set, and only ran the instructions it could handle about 1 in a 3
times, but it was there. The 586 was simply pipelined much much better.
Posted 03 March 2000 - 10:51 AM
Posted 03 March 2000 - 08:02 PM
Original post by FlyFire
Multipipelined arhitecture becomes only with Pentium class processors. 486 have only one pipeline, Pentium - two pipelines and PII&PIII - three pipelines
Posted 05 March 2000 - 02:59 PM
Posted 06 March 2000 - 02:40 AM
Posted 06 March 2000 - 02:50 AM
Original post by Pauly
Unless you have multiple processors and are running a variant of NT, your multithreaded programs won''t run _any_faster than single threaded ones. Even when waiting for I/O.
You can''t run two threads at once on a single processor - you can only task switch (in doing so, the processes will run slower as data specific to the processes is switched in and out of the registers).
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Posted 07 March 2000 - 05:48 AM