Some Unix benchmarks for those who are interesed

Oliver Fromme olli at
Thu Mar 8 07:58:48 UTC 2007

Eric Anderson wrote:
 > On 03/07/07 23:13, Fluffles wrote:
 > > The low Per Char results would lead me to believe it's a very slow CPU;
 > > maybe VIA C3 or some old pentium? Modern systems should get 100MB/s+ in
 > > per-char bonnie benchmark, even a Sempron 2600+ 1.6GHz 128KB cache which
 > > costs about $39.
 > Before making speculative claims about slow CPU's and putting the VIA C3 
 > in with that pile, please at least refer to what makes you believe that 
 > it is an issue.  Comparing the VIA C3 to 'some old pentium' isn't 
 > exactly fair or accurate, and inferring it isn't a modern system isn't 
 > true either.

I agree that a C3 can be modern (depending on its age).
However, it is indeed rather slow.  I happen to have a
C3 1 GHz as my private router, firewall and file server.
For that purpose it is completely sufficient, and I
prefer it over anything like a Sempron for the low power

But its raw processor performance is on the same level
as an old Pentium with about half the clock rate, i.e.
something like a Pentium2 500 MHz in my case (I also
happen to have a Celeron-466 so it's easy to make the
comparison).  For that reason I prefer not to compile
anything on it, but rather do that on a faster machine
and then copy things over.  My intel Centrino notebook
is at least five times faster than that C3.

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