Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 8th Dec 2006 00:19 UTC, submitted by mcsimpson
Benchmarks Most current Intel and AMD CPUs, as well as almost every Macintosh model from the last few years, geekbenched and compared. Interesting results if you just want to have an overall generic idea of how fast is what. Interesting to see that my 12" 867 Mhz Powerbook G4 is at least 6 times slower than a new MacBook Pro or that new Core2Duo CPUs at 2 GHz are way faster than my pretty recent 3 GHz P4 (which came with hyperthreading and 64bit support nonetheless). Technology flies fast past you!
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RE: And the others?
by kev009 on Fri 8th Dec 2006 05:37 UTC in reply to "And the others?"
kev009
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2006-11-30

Sun SPARC and IBM POWER are very much alive. From the numbers I've seen, IBM POWER6 will continue IBM's silicon performance dominance by quite a bit. Perhaps a comparison of these two, and IA64, since they are all direct competitors?

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RE[2]: And the others?
by Eugenia on Fri 8th Dec 2006 05:42 in reply to "RE: And the others?"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

I suggest you be reasonable. I don't think that a web site like geekpatrol has access to all that hardware. Besides, most people, as I said, only care about normal cpus that they can buy off the shelf.

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RE[2]: And the others?
by jfpoole on Fri 8th Dec 2006 13:41 in reply to "RE: And the others?"
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2006-02-23

I'm the author of the article and the developer of Geekbench.

While I'd love to compare more hardware architectures, part of the problem is that I don't have access to any "exotic" hardware (like SPARC, POWER, and IA64). Even with access, I'm not sure the effort of porting and maintaining Geekbench on these platforms would be worthwhile; I don't know how many people on these platforms would be interested in Geekbench!

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