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By: Cameron Johnson | Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jan 6, 2006 5:00 am

Super PI

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1e

 

Developer Homepage: http://pw1.netcom.com/~hjsmith/Pi/Super_Pi.html

 

Product Homepage: http://pw1.netcom.com/~hjsmith/Pi/Super_Pi.html

 

 

Developed by some folks from the University of Tokyo (yes, Japan), Super PI is a small utility that does just as the name implies. It figures PI to a set number of decimal places. Since PI is an infinite number to the right of the decimal point, the utility measures the time it takes to figure a set number of places. It runs the calculations a set number of times and gives a time for the completion of the task. This is a simple and effective way to measure the raw number crunching power of the processor being used to compile the results.

 

 

 

Super PI cuts the time taken to calculate PI to 32million decimal places down quite a bit.

Intel Pentium 4 840, 3.2 GHz (BX80551PGH3200F) Retail Processor

 

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