Computers compared

On Linux, you can look at the file /proc/cpuinfo to find out information about your computer’s CPU. Here’s the info on my two machines.

“CARL”, my desktop at work:

processor       : 0
vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 15
model           : 0
model name      : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1500MHz
stepping        : 10
cpu MHz         : 1500.395
cache size      : 256 KB
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
coma_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 2
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 
     clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm
bogomips        : 2965.50

“BEAKER”, my desktop at home:

processor       : 0
vendor_id       : AuthenticAMD
cpu family      : 6
model           : 6
model name      : AMD Athlon(TM) XP2000+
stepping        : 2
cpu MHz         : 1261.442
cache size      : 256 KB
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
coma_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 1
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 
     mmx fxsr sse pni syscall mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow
bogomips        : 2498.56

According to the bogomips value, which is a hand-waving sort of index of cpu speed, my machine at work should be faster. Now CARL has 384 MB of RAM and its video card only 32 MB, but BEAKER has 512 MB of RAM and 64 MB of video RAM, so BEAKER has a much quicker user interface. Note that both of these machines have motherboards and CPUs that are three years old. But they still run great for what I do with them.

What bogomips values do your computers have?

3 thoughts on “Computers compared

  1. Chris

    chris@chris:~/Downloads$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor : 0
    vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
    cpu family : 6
    model : 8
    model name : AMD Athlon(TM) XP 2200+
    stepping : 0
    cpu MHz : 1799.887
    cache size : 256 KB
    fdiv_bug : no
    hlt_bug : no
    f00f_bug : no
    coma_bug : no
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 1
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse pni syscall mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow
    bogomips : 3563.52

  2. freak

    port443:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor : 0
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 15
    model : 4
    model name : Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.00GHz
    stepping : 3
    cpu MHz : 3000.221
    cache size : 0 KB
    fdiv_bug : no
    hlt_bug : no
    f00f_bug : no
    coma_bug : no
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 5
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm lm
    bogomips : 5989.99

    processor : 1
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 15
    model : 4
    model name : Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.00GHz
    stepping : 3
    cpu MHz : 3000.221
    cache size : 0 KB
    fdiv_bug : no
    hlt_bug : no
    f00f_bug : no
    coma_bug : no
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 5
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm lm
    bogomips : 5989.99

    processor : 2
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 15
    model : 4
    model name : Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.00GHz
    stepping : 3
    cpu MHz : 3000.221
    cache size : 0 KB
    fdiv_bug : no
    hlt_bug : no
    f00f_bug : no
    coma_bug : no
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 5
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm lm
    bogomips : 5989.99

    processor : 3
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 15
    model : 4
    model name : Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.00GHz
    stepping : 3
    cpu MHz : 3000.221
    cache size : 0 KB
    fdiv_bug : no
    hlt_bug : no
    f00f_bug : no
    coma_bug : no
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 5
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm lm
    bogomips : 5989.99

  3. Seth

    processor : 0
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 6
    model : 15
    model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz
    stepping : 6
    cpu MHz : 2400.066
    cache size : 4096 KB
    fdiv_bug : no
    hlt_bug : no
    f00f_bug : no
    coma_bug : no
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 10
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx lm constant_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
    bogomips : 6003.31

    processor : 1
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 6
    model : 15
    model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz
    stepping : 6
    cpu MHz : 2400.066
    cache size : 4096 KB
    fdiv_bug : no
    hlt_bug : no
    f00f_bug : no
    coma_bug : no
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 10
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx lm constant_tsc up pni monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
    bogomips : 6003.31

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