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Questions tagged [benchmarking]

For questions regarding the measurement and comparison of performance of retrocomputers.

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First appearance of the Sieve in Byte *as a benchmark*?

I've documented the Ahl benchmark's history, and now I would like to do the same for Byte's version of the sieve. Does anyone have a pointer to the first appearance of this code as a benchmarking tool ...
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(Modern?) Examples of Creative Computing/Ahl benchmark being used?

I've recently written a Wiki article on the Creative Computing benchmark. I was wondering if anyone has examples of it being used outside Creative Computing? I've found one example in Compute!, but I'...
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ZX BASIC REM statement overhead

Since my other question has been answered and has given me a way to do high-precision timing, I've been experimenting with it a bit. The first thing I did was write a simple benchmark using the FRAMES ...
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Benchmark between Home computers? What can be a valid parameter for that?

I'm writing my thesis about the home computer market between 1977 and 1984 (focusing on Commodore Inc.so PET, VIC-20 and 64 and competitors). I'm trying to plot a curve describing the technological ...
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Can the CSG 65CE02 CPU be used to accelerate an Apple //e or //c?

The CSG 65CE02 is an improved 6502 microprocessor that was shipped in small quantities by Commodore around 1988. It is used in the Amiga A2232 multi-port serial controller card, and that would be the ...
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Why does the Commodore C128 perform poorly when running CP/M?

I have seen several claims of poor performance of the C128 when running CP/M, and would like to better understand these claims, especially in comparison to other CP/M machines of the early to mid-...
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How to measure time with frame resolution or better using BASIC in an Oric Atmos 48K

Following in the line of this question How can you measure time using BASIC on Atari XL computers? I'd like to ask how can you do the same (measuring time, with a resolution of frames or better if ...
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How can you measure time using BASIC on Atari XL computers?

Some time ago, I benchmarked some 8-bit computers to find out the fastest BASIC interpreter. I ended up using the classic SAXPY benchmark, as I didn't want any I/O overhead to fool the measurement: ...