Just comparing some old computers to some more modern ones for fun, using SuperPi as a benchmark.
The PC’s in order of appearance:
~1995 Pentium Pro 200 Mhz with 128 MB RAM, 6 GB HD
~1999 Pentium III Coppermine 800 Mhz with 512 MB RAM, 20 GB HD
~2004 Athlon 64 3000+ @ 2.0 Ghz with 1 GB RAM, 160 GB HD
~2007 Core 2 Duo @ 2.0 Ghz with 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HD
~2010 Core i5 750 @ 3 Ghz with 4 GB RAM, 2x 1 TB HD
Used HyperPi for the last two computers to take advantage of multithreading. Taking that into account my newest computer seems to be about 200x faster than the old Pentium Pro at these operations (4 threads in 1.3 seconds vs. 1 thread in 1 min+). It is also approx. 50x faster per core, despite the fact that it is only a 15x clock speed increase over the Pentium Pro.
Stay at the end to see the web browsing experience with the Pentium Pro PC 🙂 Also note the evolution of CPU heat sinks along the way!
Let me know if you have any questions! Thanks!