Dr. Damage asks: Bench the P4 how?
OK, I have a 1.5GHz Pentium 4 box from Intel sitting here for review, and I'm looking for suggestions about benchmarking this thing. Obviously, I can bench it like I have other processors and systems in the past, but the P4 is a bit of a weird bird
, so I thought I'd throw this one open to you guys, as well.
How would you like to see the P4 tested?
I'm thinking I'd like a mix of existing apps, traditional CPU benchmarks, and open-sourced benchmarks capable of being compiled with optimizations for the various x86 architectures out there. Post suggestions in the comments, or drop me a line if you prefer.