>> Idealy I'm looking for the differance in floating point calculation speed
>> Intel Pentium 200 (none MMX)
>> Intel Pentium 200 MMX
>> Intel Pentium Pro 200 (256k cache)
>> AMD K6 200
>> AMD K6 233
>> Any others that people feel would be good for the job also appreciated.
>Don't forget the DEC Alpha 533...should do the trick with a spreadsheet
>or two...will cut down on kernel compiles no doubt too. :-)
Not to be too picky, but spreadsheets and kernel compiles are not
generally very sensitive to the speed of the FPU. Kernel compiles are
*far* more sensitive to speed of integer operations, and spreadsheet
"kernels" typically do more work checking pointers to cells than they
do FP work. (And to be perhaps *too* picky, there aren't at this
point any "industrial-strength" native Alpha spreadsheet packages...
But I digress...)
All that being said, performance of even *relatively* FP intensive
applications may not get hurt badly by the slower Cyrix/AMD FPUs if
one spends the money saved on RAM. You may lose on the FP side, but
yet pick performance back up on the other side because there's an
extra 32MB of RAM in which to buffer calculated values...
take you today? A: Confutatis maledictis, flammis acribus *is...