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Old 20th November, 2002, 11:51 AM
Aedan Aedan is offline
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That all depends on what you mean by accurate! It's a synthetic benchmark, which generally means it doesn't reflect real life.

From what I've read about it, it's basically designed as a multi application tester, doing "common" tasks in parallel. (IE, Office suite applications). Roughly, it runs several tasks in parallel, and measures the time taken to complete the tasks.

I don't know how repeatable the results are. I don't know how realistic their environments are. In theory, it should show how well the machine copes with true multi-tasking. (SMP)

Of course, how well "hyper-threading" responds to that depends on what compiler optimizations were done, what other tasks are running and the length of the day.

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