How about a benchmark software project for Apple IIs ?

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When I still keep enhancing my IIGS with TWGS, I wonder why there is not a system benchmark software for Apple II family, and do you wanna get one ?

The benchmark can be:

CPU: with different booster and mods
RAM: different RAM card
FLOPPY: different controller and driver
HARD DISK: different SCSI controller, driver, adapter

It can do the work for real things or EMU.

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Re: How about a benchmark software project for Apple IIs ?

aigeek wrote:

When I still keep enhancing my IIGS with TWGS, I wonder why there is not a system benchmark software for Apple II family, and do you wanna get one ?

Back in the day there wasn't enough variation in hardware. Most all Apple II units ran at the same speed. Certainly not like the PC and thousands of clones.

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Re: How about a benchmark software project for Apple IIs ?

Take a look at the Stress ProDOS Filesystem (SPF) tool.

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Re: How about a benchmark software project for Apple IIs ?

There is a CPU benchmark for the IIgs (complete with TML Pascal source code):
ftp://ftp.apple.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/images/gs/hardware/BENCHMARKv5.SHK

As well there is BenchmarkeD, a hard disk drive/solid state drive benchmark utlity from Brutal Deluxe:
http://brutaldeluxe.fr/products/apple2gs/benchmarked.html

Hope that helps!

Cheers,
Mike