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[C3 KB] Floating point calculations performed on Intel & AMD 
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Post [C3 KB] Floating point calculations performed on Intel & AMD
Floating point calculations performed on Intel and AMD chips.
Issue: Creatures 3 and Creatures Adventures both use extensive use of floating point calculations. These types of numbers are used for more precision when making calculations. As a matter of interest and also due to some customer reports that our games seemed to be slower on AMD chips we checked for more details on the speed comparisons between AMD and Intell.
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Analysis: Some very basic stats which were found on the Internet showed the following results:-AMD- FPU WinMark 98 : 1150 Intel- FPU WinMark 98: 1400 - 1700Though this is pretty open to interpretation, the general feeling is that Intell Pentium chips outperform AMD K6 chips.
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Resolution: These figures are speculative though in general terms, the Creatures series of games does seem to play more slowly on AMD K6 chips. The Athlon and more recent AMD offerings are likely to be quite suitable for playing Creatures games on.


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