In other news - IBM POWER4 Spec scores

Robert Harley robert.harley@inria.fr
Thu, 4 Oct 2001 16:21:41 +0200 (MET DST)


Check this out!  Forget about Alphas, Pentium 4s and so on... the
announced figures for the Power4 shows that it eats them alive!
 
Here are the contenders, sorted by "robmarks" i.e, my personal way of
keeping track by looking at the average of the best reliable SPEC int
and fp scores:
 
                  int     fp      (int+fp)/2
  Power4 1300     808     1169    988
  Alpha 1001      621     756     688
  Pentium 4 2000  656     714     685
  PA-8700 750     604     581     592
  Itanium 800     379     703     541
  R14000 500      427     463     445
  Sparc III 900   466     410     438
 
OK, so these chips will probably never be available in boxes that mere
mortals can buy.  But impressive nonetheless.
 
R
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