533 (Single) G4 Outpacing New 733 G4
MacSpeedZone has just posted some rather surprising benchmark results, showing the relative speed of the new 733MHz G4 Quicksilver vs. the older single-CPU 533MHz G4. In almost all of the tests, the 533 outpaced the new 733. This speed can clearly be attributed to the inclusion of an L3 cache on the 533 as well as the shorter pipeline (which translates to greater performance/cycle) in the CPU of the 533. A bit shocking, we'd say.