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Re: about PowerPc - offtopic

On Mon, 10 Jan 2000, Kevin Puetz wrote:
> davidw@master.debian.org said:
> > Compiling is not a very good way of benchmarking a processor - there
> > are too many factors involved... 
> Espescially when you throw in the (usually) limited RAM and slow, 
> low-power-consumption hard drives that laptops use.

IIRC, the IDE disk in my sister's Powerbook G3 has 0 KB of cache.
She may have a 233 MHz G3, but my 200 MHz 604e with 66 MHz SDRAM and UW-SCSI
blows the pants off (well, sort off ... :-) her machine.

Geert Uytterhoeven -- Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP} -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
							    -- Linus Torvalds

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