From: Philip Goetz (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Mar 31 2006 - 14:38:01 MST
Tops != Tflops
Hz = cycles per second
ops = operations per second
flops = floating point operations per second
The 6502 ran at 1.023MHz, doing about 300 Kops, but only 1.7 Kflops.
It took 2-5 cycles per operation, and around 600 cycles to do a floating point
16-bit multiply or divide.
That's an extreme difference compared to today's pipelined architectures,
but you generally can't interchange flops and ops. Or Hertz, for that matter.
- Phil Goetz
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