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How slow is my hardware?
« on: February 25, 2015, 08:06:58 am »
Good day everyone!

I know my hardware is about 6 years old and a few generations behind what's current.  I'm interested to know just how slow my hardware is in comparison to the newer gear available.  I'm looking to upgrade this year sometime, maybe when the new Intel Skylake comes out.

To benchmark I've been using y-cruncher.  It can be had here: http://www.numberworld.org/y-cruncher/

I've performed a single thread and multi thread calculation to 500,000,000 decimals of pi.  Here are the results:

Single Thread:
Computation Time: 701.601
Total Time: 724.647

Multi Thread (8):
Computation Time: 173.796
Total Time: 183.988

CPU: Core i7-930 @ 4.01 Ghz
Memory: 24 GB @ 762 MHZ (1524)

I'd appreciate your system specs and performance for the same test to quantify how fast my computer isn't.

Thanks!

-Howdy

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Re: How slow is my hardware?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2015, 10:44:55 pm »
System #1 (Laptop)
Intel Core i7-4800MQ @ 2.7GHz
Memory: 8 GB @ 800MHz (DDR3-1600)

Single Thread:
Computation Time: 330.350
Total Time: 342.667

Multi Thread:
Computation Time: 103.986
Total Time: 110.422



System #2 (Desktop)
Intel Core i7-5820K @ 3.3GHz
Memory: 32GB @ 1333MHZ (DDR4-2667)

Single Thread:
Computation Time: 310.698
Total Time: 322.351

Multi Thread:
Computation Time: 55.490
Total Time: 60.580

On a side note, I'm glad to see you're still around Howdy! Good to hear from you!
« Last Edit: February 25, 2015, 10:46:40 pm by Zeus »

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Re: How slow is my hardware?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 06:53:36 pm »
It was finally time to upgrade my 8+ year old hardware for something new.

To keep the spec's the same I used the original y-cruncher version which is definitely not optimized for my new hardware.

y-cruncher v0.6.5.9444b (fix 2)
Single Threaded:
Computation Time: 497
Total Time:  521

Multithreaded:
Computation Time: 44
Total Time:  52

Not that impressive really.  Upgraded the benchmark to build v0.7.3.9474 which is definitely more aware of my new hardware!

Single Threaded:
Computation Time: 300
Total Time:  311

Multithreaded:
Computation Time: 24.39
Total Time:  28.85

Much more gooder.

-Howdy

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Re: How slow is my hardware?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 07:13:46 pm »
Wow! I forgot about this thread. Thanks for the resurrection! Can you post the old / new software? If you send me a link, I'll put it on the server for others to use and compare. Thanks!

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