Re: Best Client for Cyrix 6x686 Processors

Andrew James Alan Welty (
Fri, 25 Apr 1997 13:12:55 -0400

> When I ran DESCHAL4 and DESCHAL5 with -m, it looked like they ran at the
> same speed. So, I had been using DESCHAL5. But when I tried DESCHAL4,
on a
> 2^29 pairs of keys, it seems to process 10k/sec more keys then DESCHAL5.
> This is on a IBM/CYRIX P166+ under OS/2.

I have a PR200+ running OS/2 and have concluded the same. My
Roomate is running Linux with a PR200+ and gets more speed with
the 486 client.

Here are my -m benchmarks for a PR200+ with OS/2 after multiple

deschal4: 7sec
deschal5: 7-8sec
deschal6: 8sec

Just for the record my results where:

DESCHAL4 -m: 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,7,8
DESCHAL6 -m: 9,9,8,9,9,8,9,8,9,9

IBM (Cyrix) 133mhz (P166+) OS/2 4.0