[RC5] Athlon core contribution

Robert A. Rosenberg dnet at rarpsl.com
Fri Dec 6 12:14:09 EST 2002


At 15:52 +0100 on 12/06/2002, David Burg wrote about Re: [RC5] Athlon 
core contribution:

>So, let's check the XP vs G4 status. ;-)
>
>Athlon XP:
>
><http://n0cgi.distributed.net/speed/query.cgi?cputype=101&arch=all&contest=rc
>572&multi=0&recordid=0>
>
>Power PC G4 and G3:
>
><http://n0cgi.distributed.net/speed/query.cgi?cputype=all&arch=2&contest=rc57
>2&multi=0&recordid=0>
>
>Fastest XP is nearly 3 times faster than fastest G4...

The G4 charts are misleading for three reasons. First the fastest G4 
(the 1.25 Ghz  "Windtunnel" is not listed yet. Second the new G4s are 
Dual CPUs and the chart reports by CPU and thus only shows half the 
actual speed. Lastly, the RC5-72 figures are for non-optimized 
Clients,

Using the RC5-64 figures gives a more accurate speed comparison.

AMD Athlon XP (Palomino) 2200     6,723,741
Power PC 7450/7455 G4    1000    10,525,403
Power PC 7450/7455 G4    1600    16,991,648

>But I actually did
>not plan to purchase any power pc-based computer for so long I can't say
>what in price in equivalent for a XP 2400 in the power pc world. But it
>looks like Power PC are pretty much behind anyway. Let me guess that risc is
>not very good for floating point calculation?
>
>Best regards,
>
>David Burg
>
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