[R] Dismal R performance of Athlon moble CPU?

Jason Liao jg_liao at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 23 22:44:11 CEST 2003

I have been using a laptop computer of Pentium III 1.13 Ghz. I heard
that AMD's Athlon has excellent floating point capacity. So I bought a
Athlon 2200+ laptop yesterday. I expected that new Athlon 2200+ will be
twice as fast as the P III 1.13 GB. I ran a R simulation program and
the new computer is only 30% faster, in fact slightly slower than a
Celeron 1.50 GB laptop. I am very disappointed by this. What is your
experience with Athlon? Should I stick to Intel in the future? Thanks.

By the way, the OS is Windows XP home edtion.


Jason G. Liao, Ph.D.
Division of Biometrics
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
335 George Street, Suite 2200
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2688
phone (732) 235-8611, fax (732) 235-9777

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