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
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 http://noisymime.org/blog/?p=20Â