Athlon XP Meets P4: A Comparison Of All CPUs

Compiling Linux: Suse Linux 7.3 / Kernel 2.4.13

When it comes to compiling the latest Linux kernel, the AMD Athlon XP 1800+ is the fastest CPU. It needs a mere 223 seconds - whereas the Intel Pentium 4/2000 needs 264 seconds to compile the same kernel. Bringing up the rear, the Pentium 4 at 1400 MHz needs 329 seconds.

Archiving: WinACE 2.04

Archiving is a very practical application. WinACE 2.04 was used under Windows XP to archive a 178 MB file while the clock was running. In this discipline, the Intel Pentium 4/2000 is head and shoulders above the rest. The AMD Athlon XP, on the other hand, can't quite seem to keep up - all its processors lagged behind the Intel CPUs. The worst performance came from the older AMD Athlon 1400.

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  • salem80
    Good thing to read the history ..........
  • stascom
    i'm playing around with some old hardware (A-XP 1600+, 512MB, 9600XT), and this is nice to read. Nostalgic, if you will. As fun, as it is to play BC2 on my 6-core Phenom and HD6870, there is just something exciting about getting an old machine running with some of the highest end hardware of its day. I have a P-III machine with Voodoo 3 running Unreal with Glide, how often do you see that? :P
  • stascom
    oh, and thank you, TH, for keeping all if this content live. even images! :D