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G5 2000 vs Athlon 1800

ZNeK ran the same test on his highly tuned FreeBSD 5.1 Athlon 1800+ Box with a Maxtor 6Y160P0 160GB/7200 disk and 512 MB RAM. Here are his results:

real 1m20.7 user 0m53.3 sys 0m24.0

It is interesting to note, that the user time is about 1.5 times the time of the G5 indicating that the raw CPU power of a G5 processor is approximately that of an Athlon 2600. Therefore my dual G5 should be equivalent to an Athlon 5200 :)

But it also shows that disk I/O of FreeBSD is vastly superior to the OS I used.