Web lists-archives.com

Re: which program can test cpu speed

On Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 03:05:36AM +0000, Long Wind wrote:
> any package that test cpu/system speed and report benchmark?
> i have 2 old pc: intel pentium D 2.8 G and amd athlon 64 3800i bought them from 2nd hand dealers for about same priceso i think they're about same speed

The performance of a given system depends on the task.  Some systems
are better at single-threaded integer calculations, some have more
cores so they're better in a multitasking environment, some have better
floating point optimizations, some have more cache and therefore perform
better when code jumps all over the place, etc.

You need to benchmark the systems for whatever task YOU actually care
about.  Whatever program you're using that makes you think "gosh, I
really wish this system could be faster" -- that's the one you use to
benchmark.  It could be compiling the Linux kernel, or transcoding
video and audio, or calculating prime factors of large numbers, or
first-person shooter video games, or whatever it is that you do.