[RC5] Performance difference Win2k/Win98/ME

mj enojon at ATTGLOBAL.NET
Thu Oct 11 23:39:01 EDT 2001


DOS 6.22  kicks all three  :-)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Matt Armstrong" <matt at lickey.com>
To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2001 3:16 PM
Subject: Re: [RC5] Performance difference Win2k/Win98/ME


> My Win2k system is just 1% slower than my Linux system with RC5.  Both
> running on identical Dell machines, both 1GHz.
> 
> I think Win98/ME may smoke both Win2k and Linux.
> 
> 
> On Tue, Oct 09, 2001 at 10:42:24AM -0700, Gerald Richter wrote:
> > Yes. Win2k (and XP) steal cycles for the system kernel, and due to poor 
> > coding the count is fairly high.. Optimal performance on nearly any 
> > hardware is in linux, which puts windows to shame.. Just for the record 
> > though, dnetc on my PII400 and Celery366 chips performs better under 
> > win2k then under 98se... I refuse to give ME the honor of touching one 
> > of my computers.. And I haven't had the money to spare for a modern AMD 
> > system yet...
> > 
> > -Gerald
> > 
> > TD - Sales International Holland B.V. wrote:
> > 
> > >Hey there,
> > >
> > >I have no idea what the hell Win2K is upto but it sure sucks! :-)
> > >I ran on the same machine Win98/ME they both score around 3,5 mkeys/s on 
> > >Athlon 1GHz, if I install Win2K on the same machine doing nothing within 
> > >windows this machine will only crunch a lousy 2.6mkeys/s whilst task 
> > >manager says that there are NO other processes using CPU time. dnetc has 
> > >99%. Is this a client issue or is Win2K secretly stealing CPU cycles which 
> > >can't be seen in the task manager?
> > >
> > >Can anyone explain this?
> > >
> > >Regards
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