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Re: Comparison of Mathematica on Various Computers
I don't know if the data is detailed enough to figure out, but here's a hypothesis. Operations on very long numbers are perhaps done by calls to GMP. GMP has special assembly language routines that can be used for AMD (or other) 64-bit architectures. If the short times are primarily for high-precision numerics, and that's what you are doing, then go for it. If the timing test "fastest" measurements reflect irrelevant operations to you, then you can go for the best price/performance or some other measure. I would be surprised if plotting went faster on a 64-bit machine, unless the machine is otherwise faster. But I have not done the detailed detective work. "albert" <awnl at arcor.de> wrote in message news:dsmueo$da0$1 at smc.vnet.net... > Renan wrote: > >> 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. ..