Testing on old hardware is flawed
Posted Sep 3, 2004 10:19 UTC (Fri) by gc
In reply to: Testing on old hardware is flawed
Parent article: Looking at reiser4
Recent CPUs have very high frequencies but the counterpart is that they need more clock cycles to perform the same instructions. If you compare a P4-3GHz with a P3-300MHz, the clock ticks needed to execute a typical series of instructions is 3 to 4 times larger, hence the CPU power is overally "only" 3 times higher. I think your figures concerning the increase of CPU power are wrong.
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