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Michael P. Eckert

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Benchmark for Macintosh 7300/200
Posted: Apr 15, 1997 9:20 PM
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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

-Michael Eckert

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