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Authored by: davidro on Jan 13, '02 03:27:45PM
180Mhz 604 chip, half a dozen apps running... Anyone read the docs and want to tell me why my speed seems so good compared to a G3 or G4?
                  sign    verify    sign/s verify/s
rsa 512 bits 0.0191s 0.0018s 52.4 567.5
rsa 1024 bits 0.0964s 0.0046s 10.4 216.4
rsa 2048 bits 0.5925s 0.0169s 1.7 59.2
rsa 4096 bits 4.0400s 0.0611s 0.2 16.4
sign verify sign/s verify/s
dsa 512 bits 0.0172s 0.0210s 58.1 47.6
dsa 1024 bits 0.0498s 0.0604s 20.1 16.6
dsa 2048 bits 0.1700s 0.2050s 5.9 4.9

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Authored by: kolvir on Jan 13, '02 04:28:39PM

I seem to remember when the first biege 233 G3s were released that there were some people that hated the chip because the 604e was much better at floating point calculations than it was. And I think there were even a few 400Mhz 604s sold before they were dropped.

This is from vauge memory, so don't call me on any of it.

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Authored by: johnsawyercjs on Nov 24, '03 09:18:15PM

davidro doesn't mention if he's using Ryan Rempel's mods to get OS X to run on his Power Mac 9500; he'd have to be using Rempel's, or Sonnet's. In any case, it's been found that the patches that Rempel developed do sometimes make some non-G3 Macs run OS X faster than they otherwise could have, if Apple had done it. I haven't confirmed this myself. Check for more info.

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