LinuxHardware.org: Gigahertz Processor Roundup, Linux Style!Apr 25, 2001, 16:01 (10 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to Augustus for this link. ]
Pentium or Athlon? It's a topic that's been done to death, but LinuxHardware.org has taken a look at the 1GHz Pentiums and Athlons and attempted to make a determination from a Linux user's perspective. In the end, they argue, it boils down most to whether you're building a new box or upgrading an existing system.
"At this point, a lot has been written about both of these processors. They have been reviewed and benchmarked by every hardware site on the web. The goal of this feature is to show how each performs under Linux. As new processor technologies emerge you can expect us to provide extensive coverage but at this stage in the game these processors are both fairly well known. Below is a chart that covers the general features of each processor so that you will have a quick reference to what we're dealing with."