Merdock, you left out the differences in the CPU architectures of the Dothan and the Northwood/Prescott (Netburst) completely. It is this difference in architecture (especially pipeline length) that contributes mostly to the processing power of the Dothan processor under lower clock speeds. The 2MB of L2 cache helps somewhat, but not as drastically as the shorter pipeline of the Dothan/Banias architecture.
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10/21/04 at 6:39pm