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Smooth Creations Smoothbook DR Notebook - Benchmarks - wPrime

Looking for a notebook in the desktop replacement category? Check out the beast that is the Smoothbook DR inside.

| Standard Laptops in Laptops | Posted: Nov 6, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%      Manufacturer: Smooth Creations

wPrime

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.62

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.wprime.net/

 

Product Homepage: http://www.wprime.net/

 

 

wPrime uses a recursive call of Newton's method for estimating functions, with f(x)=x2-k, where k is the number we're sqrting, until Sgn(f(x)/f'(x)) does not equal that of the previous iteration, starting with an estimation of k/2. It then uses an iterative calling of the estimation method a set amount of times to increase the accuracy of the results. It then confirms that n(k)2=k to ensure the calculation was correct. It repeats this for all numbers from 1 to the requested maximum.

 

Smooth Creations Smoothbook DR Notebook

 

With the slowest CPU here it's no surprise that the Smoothbook DR does fall back a little. Compared to our testbed, though, it's ever so little.

 

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