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Testbed - AMD K62 Performance - Cyrix MII Performance
Intel Pentium Performance - Comments and Tips - Conclusion
If you are a brave soul, you can push the K6-2 300 to the level of performance of Intel's Pentium II 400MHz processor. It requires extremely high quality DRAM to even attain stability at an external clock freq. of 120MHz and until I jumped the core voltage up to a very high 2.4v the system was somewhat unstable. I also need to mention that you need more than adequate cooling if you intend to push your processor to these higher frequencies. The K6-2 performs like a champ with the high speed frequency support that Iwill's XA100 Plus offers. AT 360MHz (120MHz at 3.0c) the K6-2 300 out performs the PII 400 on most systems and as you can see by the scores below you can get a pretty decent performance boost by running the K6-2 at it's default 300MHz when using the higher 120MHx FSB at 2.5clocks.
I never managed to reach any kind of stability at 125MHz FSB when attempting to run the processor at 3.0 clocks but at 2.5 clocks I only needed to increase the core voltage by 0.1v to 2.3v, and it ran just great. The Quake II ver. 3.19 with 3DNow drivers was more than hot, gaining four frames/sec with a little tweaking
3fingers Crusher demo pushes the system to the extreme but as you can see here, running the higher FSB freq. improved performance by as much as 10%
The Newest DX6 optimized Voodoo drivers from 3Dfx most certainly improve D3D applications such as Rage's Incoming and Acclaim's Forsaken. As you can see the higher the front side bus freq. the better the performance...
Activision's SIN is a great measure of floating point power and, again thanks to 3Fingers, whose Rocket Demo pushes both your processor and graphics sub-system to the extreme, we can see the scalability of running at the higher external clock speeds
Cyrix MII 300 Performance
Last Updated on 10/30/98