I just purchased a Macintosh 7300/200 running system 7.5.5. Here are the results of running bench:
Loops LU Sparse 3-D 2-D 1.66 1.85 1.22 2.48 3.76
The setup is: 16MB allocated to Matlab, Virtual memory turned off, Video at 16 bits.
To refresh everyone's memory, the Macintosh 7300/200 contains a 604e running at 200 MHz and has a 256KB RAM L2 Cache.
Basically, the 7300/200 seems to run the LU decomposition a shade faster (~10%) than a Pentium Pro 150 MHz and the Sparse matrices operations about 40% faster. It is also consistently faster than a Pentium 166.
I repeated the bencharks with virtual memory turned on, and found roughly a 10% speed hit (which is expected).
It compares well with previous Macs. Interestingly, there was a disproportionally large gain in the loops benchmark when compared to previous Macs. This is nice, because I have noted that, for whatever reason, Macs have always run the loops benchmark significantly slower than did Pentiums and UNIX based machines (in relation to the other scores).