Ook the Brotherhood of the CPU heeft een artikel over de K6-2 400 en zijn performance onder Winstone 99. Niet iedereen is even blije met Anand's conclusies.
Hier de intro:
Those of you who have been visiting the Brotherhood website for a while know that I don't really like to criticize other people's articles. However, unfortunately, sometimes it's not possible to avoid that kind of thing. Many of you have been e-mailing us regarding AnandTech's recently published K6-2 400Mhz benchmarks, using Winstone 99. They were intrigued with the fact that Anand said that without the proper optimization, the K6-2 400Mhz was slower than the 350Mhz unit, and with the scores presented by him using Winstone 99. Let me tell you that I have a great respect for Anand and for the work that he has been doing, and I know that he's not lying about the scores that he got. However, what I do question is Winstone 99 itself. First of all, we had a K6-2 400Mhz unit running here for a few days, without the Write Allocation optimization, and let me assure you that by no means is the K6-2 400Mhz slower than the K6-2 350Mhz even without the proper Write Allocation optimization feature. Although the redesigned Write Allocation delivers quite a performance boost, the difference between Write Allocation enabled and disabled in the older K6 & K6-2 CPUs isn't that much that would make a 400Mhz unit run slower than the 350Mhz version. Believe me, I've been handling K6's for a long time and I know what I'm talking about, and I did compare the new K6-2 400Mhz with the older one. The difference made by the old Write Allocation is so small in terms of performance that it was even inside what we consider to be an error margin, that's why I said we couldn't come to any conclusions about the new core tweaks (at least not without the proper optimization).