More information regarding the M3000 speedbump
The frequency of the cpu in the M3000 just rised by 9 percent, but Sun claimed 23% more performance? Well … it’s not just the processor frequency that was improved in the speedbumped system:
- Faster System clock at 306MHz</a>
- Faster memory as the system now uses 667 MHz DIMMS (the memory runs at 612 Mhz, doubling the system clock)
- Faster interconnect to the Jupiter System Controller at 1224MHz (four times the system clock)</a> </ul> In combination this results into 23% more performance instead of the 9% suggested by the frequency imprint of the CPU.