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How does a 100mhz system compare to a 3066 mhz system?

Find out over at Tom's Hardware, where they tested 65 different x86 processors in over three hundred hours of benchmark testing. CPUs range from the Intel Pentium 100 from 1994 to the latest AMD Athlon XP 3000+. They, amazingly, got Windows XP running on a 100mhz Pentium -- with 512 megs of RAM and a GeForce4 on a super Socket 7 board. Some other stats:

  • On the Audio-Encoding MP3 test (converting a 117 MB WAV file to VBR MP3), an Intel Pentium 4 3.06 GHZ processor completed the test in 72 seconds, whilst the Intel Celeron 400 MHz performed the task in 922 seconds.
  • On the MultiMedia PC Mark 2002 test, our trusty Intel Celeron 400 got a score of 1060, whilst the Intel Pentium 4 3.06 GHz got an impressive 7571.
  • In the WinRAR test (compressing a 178mb file), took 53 seconds with the Intel Pentium 3.06 GHz, while the Intel Celeron 400 MHz took 255 seconds.

Posted by Jake on 02/23/03 @ 09:32 AM
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