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Dear CPU Scorekeeper

I (and perhaps other people too) would like to see more data about the CPU's (e.g. integer, floating performance, etc), not just a number. I don't even know what that number represents. If that info is somewhere on the page, I apologise, but you should consider putting it front, or emphasise it.

Except this tiny thing, I like this page, because there's a lot of data.

- - Vitos, December 1998

See the questionCPU Scorekeeper Responds

The benchmark numbers are based upon Intel's iCOMP Index, which is a combined rating of indicators that test integer, floating point, and application performance. Non-Intel manufacturers usually use the WinStone set of benchmarking routines. All the benchmarks come directly from the manufacturers and other reliable sources, and are linked to the Scorecard benchmark numbers respectively.

As you've likely discovered, everyone uses a different benchmark method and compares their products to a different set of their competitor's products. The CPU Scorecard places all the various benchmark scores along one relative scale, for more convenient reference.

Note that iCOMP, WinStone, and other benchmark techniques can only provide an approximate indication of how each CPU will perform in a particular system configuration and suite of software. They are an average of business application and gaming performance, and your mileage will vary depending on motherboard, memory, hard drive, and video specifications. While showing separate floating point and integer numbers may be interesting, they may be more confusing to most visitors trying to compare one CPU with another.

Be that as it may, The CPU Scorecard is planning to soon expand the details available about the CPU's compared at the site, so stay tuned.

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