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Jon's CPU tests <ongoing>

Over the last few years I have been running a casual test of the computers I have used.
I'm not going to bore you with how the test was conducted or even what it is.
It is designed only to reveal the general trend in performance.

Core System Specifications

Time (secs)
Date ~system cost (GBP)
Compaq iPaq 3630 / 32mb / 256 CFII
137
3/02 200

Pentium 200 / 128mb / EIDE

113
1/97 2500
Celeron 300 Laptop / 192mb / EIDE
52
2/00 1000
DEC Alpha 255 / 164mb / SCSI
45
1/97 6000
Pentium III-450 / 256mb / EIDE
28
3/99 700
Celeron 433 single CPU / 512 / EIDE
31
4/00 450
Celeron 433@541 single CPU / 512 / EIDE
21
4/00 450
Athlon 500 / 128 / EIDE
21
11/99 1000
DEC Alpha PWS 433 / 256mb / SCSI
17
1/98 4500
DEC Alpha PWS 500 / 320mb / SCSI
14
2/99 2000
DEC Alphastation 500/500 / 256mb / SCSI
13
1/98 10000
Athlon Tbird 850 / 512/ EIDE
12.1
7/01 700
Celeron 433@541 dual CPU / 512/ EIDE
12
4/00 450
Athlon Tbird 1000 / 512/ EIDE
10.4
9/00 1200
Athlon Tbird 1000@1100 / 512/ EIDE
9.8
9/00 1200
Sony FX405 Athlon4@1000 / 256/ EIDE
9.4
11/01 1300
Athlon Tbird 1400 (PC133)
8
9/01 1000
Compaq XP1000@500MHz / 512mb / SCSI
7
4/99 6600
Compaq XP1000@667MHz / 512mb / SCSI
5.2
9/00 4500
       
*test change* ~ 50% : 9 secs old=6 secs new
     
An identical long running test:
     
Compaq XP1000@667MHz / 512mb / SCSI
27h 40 min
9/00 4500
Athlon 1900+ MP dual CPU / 1024mb / EIDE
7h 40 min
4/02 900
AMD shuttle / Intel CPU cluster+ short
0h 17 min
06/07 16500
       
Sony Vaio C1-MHP / Crusoe 867 / battery
7.85
10/02 1400
Sony Vaio C1-MHP / Crusoe 867 / powered
7.13
10/02 1400
Sony FX405 Athlon4@1000 / 256/ EIDE
6.1
11/01 1300
P4 2.0 / 533 FSB/ 256mb/ EIDE
3.72
3/03 430
Centrino 1.7 single CPU / 512mb / EIDE
3.23
12/04 1500
Athlon 1900+ MP single CPU / 1024mb / EIDE
3.2
4/02 900
Celeron 2.4 / 512mb/ EIDE
3.1
7/03 330
P4 2.8 / 533 FSB/ 1024mb/ EIDE
2.9
11/02 1150
Athlon 2000+ XP/ 256mb/ EIDE
2.85
3/03 380
Athlon 2400+ XP-M/ 1024mb laptop
2.7
9/03 700
Athlon 2600+ XP/ 256mb/ EIDE
2.36
11/03 400
Athlon 2400+ XP/ 512mb/ EIDE
2.35
1/03 500
Athlon 2000+ MP dual CPU / 512mb / EIDE
1.76
8/02 700
AMD 3800+ dual 2ghz / 1024mb / 500gb
1.71
10/05 350
Intel Core2Duo E6600 4ghz / 1024mb / 250gb
1.47
10/06 500
Intel Core2Quad Q6600 9.6ghz / 2048mb / 250gb
0.59
06/07 700
Athlon 2000+ MP CPU (x10) cluster; mpi
0.454
2/03 3500
Athlon MP & shuttle CPU cluster / UPS
0.162
3/04 9000
Athlon MP & shuttle CPU cluster+ long test
0.138
12/04 11500
Athlon MP & shuttle CPU cluster+ short
0.118
12/04 11500
AMD shuttle / Intel CPU cluster+ short
0.067
06/07 16500
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