Performance Evaluation of Multicore Processors

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Author(s) Fasiku A. I. | Oyinloye O. E. | Falaki S. O. | Adewale O. S.
Pages 73-84
Volume 4
Issue 1
Date January, 2014
Keywords Intel Dual-Core Processor, AMD Dual-Core Processor, Computer Architecture and SPEC CPU2006


Multicore processors represent the latest significant development in microprocessor technology. Computer System Performance and Evaluation deal with the investigation of computer components (both hardware and software) with a view to establish the level of their performances. This research work carried out performance evaluation studies on AMD dual-core and Intel dual-core processor to know which of the processor has better execution time and throughput. The architecture of AMD and Intel duo-core processor were studied. SPEC CPU2006 benchmarks suite was used to measure the performance of AMD and Intel duo core processors. The overall execution and throughput time measurement of AMD and Intel duo core processors were reported and compared to each other. Results showed that the execution time of CQ56 Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor is about 6.62% faster than AMD Turion II P520 Dual-Core Processor while the throughput of Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor was found to be 1.06 times higher than AMD Turion (tm) II P520 Dual Core Processor. Therefore, Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processors exhibit better performance probably due to the following architectural features: faster core-to-core communication, dynamic cache sharing between cores and smaller size of level 2 cache.

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