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Re: Re: Comparison of Mathematica on Various Computers


On 2/10/06, fizzy <fizzycist at knology.net> wrote:
> Can someone explain why AMD does so well on this test and Pentium does so
> poorly by comparison??
> I am planning to buy a new  computer and these tests seem to indicate that a
> Mathematica user should buy an AMD machine.

I'd guess that an Athlon 64 CPU is faster than a Pentium 4
(32-bit).(most AMD CPU's that I see in the benchmark are 64-bit)

Does Mathematica support special instructions like SSE?


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