PCPit Stop is OK till you view what
systems you are pitted against.
Try this benchmark
Little deep but may give you some
insite on how CPU's work.
I'm sure others will follow with better answers.
I have a Dell Dimension 8250 with an Intel P4 3.06GHz processor and 1G of RDRAM. Here's my question:
While scrolling through the BIOS settings, I noticed that the CPU hyperthreading setting was "disabled". I changed it to "enabled", then ran through "PC Pitstop" several times for a performance comparison. To my surprise, the "disabled" setting produced significantly better MIPS scores....to the tune of about 40-50% higher scores! Does this make sense? Am I doing something wrong regarding settings?
Everything I read on the Intel and Dell websites says that this CPU supports hyperthreading, but it runs much slower when it's enabled! What's up?
Thank you very much!