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nascar42
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 1:04 pm    Post subject: Holy Smokes Reply with quote

For years I have been running a rather simple app called Super Pi on my PCs to see how much faster than my previous ones.

It started at 1:05 minutes with an eMachines Celeron and over the years has gotten progressively faster down to 44 seconds on an AthlonXP 3000.

After I got Windows installed I tried it on this Core Duo expecting something in the fifty second range.

The Core Duo ran that one million test of Super Pi in 36 seconds. Yikes, that is fast.

I know that this is a rather meaningless benchmark, but I am impressed with the "bang for the buck".

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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it doesnt happen to be freeware or shareware does it ?
id like to let it loose on my pc laptop and ibook running vpc just for kicks and to see which one wil come out on top
( the desktop pc hopefully i can then justify the money i sunk in to that monster )
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 2:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Holy Smokes Reply with quote

nascar42 wrote:
The Core Duo ran that one million test of Super Pi in 36 seconds. Yikes, that is fast.

Calulating Pi to 1 million digits (using Super PI, of course) on my 20" iMac (2.0Ghz Core Duo) took 31 seconds. But, get THIS...That was in XP running in a Parallels Workstation under OS X! Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 3:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Holy Smokes Reply with quote

iMav wrote:
Calulating Pi to 1 million digits (using Super PI, of course) on my 20" iMac (2.0Ghz Core Duo) took 31 seconds. But, get THIS...That was in XP running in a Parallels Workstation under OS X! Smile


Actually Super Pi should run at almost 100% in Parallels Workstation. The virtualization layer doesn't emulate core math and CPU instructions, so I wouldn't be surprised if there was absolutely no slow-down at all for a program executing only native math code on an in-memory dataset. In short, you'll probably get the same time in Boot Camp.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i noticed the same thing when running halo in windows using bootcamp damn does halo run and look good and even better windows loads so much faster
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