PowerPC vs Intel
Processor Performance Comparisons -Mathematica

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Below you will find various processor comparisons for PowerPC and Intel based chips. Testing was done using Mathematica 3.0. Mathematica is a computer algebra system. It also does symbolic math, numerical math, graphing in 2 and 3 dimensions, and animation in 2 and 3 dimensions.

Fifteen test calculations were performed. Scores represent the performance improvement over the Vectra XU6/200 which receives a score of 100%. Longer bars indicate better performance.

Absolute Scores For The Machines Above

HP Vectra XU6/200 - Pentium Pro/200Mhz Win95 0.956
HP Vectra XU6/200 - Pentium Pro/200Mhz WinNT 4.0 1.071
Power Macintosh 9500/200Mhz - running Mac OS 1.93
Gateway Pentiium II/266 Win95 2
Dell XPS D300 440LX Pentium II/300Mhz Win95 2.38
Power Macintosh G3/233 OS 8.1 2.53
Alphastation 500 500Mhz 2.82
Power Macintosh G3/266 OS 8 2.87
PowerBook G3/292 OS 8.1 3.07
Power Macintosh G3/300Mhz OS 8.1 3.21
NEC Pentium II/300Mhz WinNT 4.0 3.21
Power Macintosh 9600/350Mhz (604e) OS 8 3.29


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