AS promised here are the results from the testing with the SIMD code. If you have no idea what I’m talking about see my previous entry here

Results 1
Results 2

As can be seen there was quite a bit of variance accross the different systems. The P4 2.80 really seems to come out on top everywhere and I can only put it down to the fact that it was the only system in the group that has SSe3 capabilites. I also wish to run the tests on this machine underclocked to 1.4Ghz under linux as I believe it will yeild slightly different results.

Also I’ve recently learned that the speed of SSE on a chip is largely independant of its core clock speed, hence the similarities thats can be seen between SSE scores.

Stay tuned for more details

[Update]: The final results from this work can be found at