Originally Posted by Kuivamaa
Not talking about differences in frequencies. Again, IPC=/=ST performance.IPC is a metric of the whole processor and it is different from one application to another (depends how well threaded the app is or what instruction sets it supports etc). An i7-2600k for example has higher ipc in cinebench 11.5 vs a 4670k but lower perfornance per core.
Actually, IPC means International Plumbing Code
. You want to go down this road? Are you really the authority on what it is and isn't?
You're as bad as a politician choosing the route of a character assassination just to change the whole debate. Far as I'm concerned, anyone who resorts to these carefully woven mountains of going in circles over semantics is actually just trying to create a distraction. You can't dictate the terms or conditions that I am allowed to use the term "IPC." You have absolutely no authority to do so.
If I say, "Instruction per cycle under X conditions" and then compare and contrast the performance under those conditions, then there is no error. Quit trying to bury something because you don't like it.
There is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING regarding the term "IPC" that requires
the inclusion of all available resources. It CAN include those conditions.
"IPC" is open ended. It's just an acronym for "Instruction Per Cycle." Beyond that it carries absolutely no conditions.Edited by mdocod - 4/1/14 at 8:38am