We test every processor in 4 ways: memory bandwidth (and how the performance flaw affects it); 16bit DOS using our own CBENCHP benchmark; Windows 95 using the standard real application benchmark Winstone 97; 3D and Floating point (=arithmetic calculations) using Quake.
System configuration: AMD K6-200 on Intel's TX
chipset with 64 Mb EDO memory, Matrox Mystique 4 MB graphics card, Quantum
Fireball 3.2 hard disk. All three socket 7 processors (Pentium MMX, AMD
K6, Cyrix 6x86MX) have been tested on exactly the same computer.
I' Bandwidth and Performance flaw
The 'normal' rate
is the rate which is achieved with the best
normal way possible.
The 'innovative' rate is achieved by knowing the performance flaw and applying our workarounds.
The source of this chart is Membench. For more information click on the chart.
In our 16 bit (DOS) CBENCHP benchmark AMD K6-200 scored: loop 0.63, program 0.53, transfer 74350 (due to its huge 64K internal cache), video 51020, resulting in it being 284 times faster than IBM PC/XT.
III' Windows 95 benchmark
On Business Winstone 97 it scored 51.9 outperforming only Pentium MMX.
IV' 3D/Floating Point benchmarks
On Quake AMD K6-200 achieves 13.4 frames per second which is less that the 15.7 of Pentium MMX, but better than the 11.8 of Cyrix.
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