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    Quote Originally Posted by nikola-wan View Post
    "BASIC, FORTRAN, S-ALGOL, and PASCAL Benchmarks on microcomputers including the effects of floating point processor support" was published by Marcus Wigan in August of 1982 as mentioned earlier in this thread in a post by krebizfan:

    Testimonies-of-using-BASIC-back-in-the-day post #39

    Table 7 starting on page 14 showed results from running INTERFACE AGE benchmark BM9 using BASIC or BASIC compilers on a variety of microcomputers, and minicomputers.

    I ran this benchmark on my Tektronix 4054A last night and got 310 seconds which put it in 12th place as my retyped table below shows.

    ...

    Here is my updated table including a run made yesterday on a Tektronix 4051 with an 800KHz Motorola 6800 CPU, 8.2X slower than my Tektronix 4054A bit-slice CPU architecture with microcode floating point instructions.

    The Tektronix 4054A microcomputer running BM9 with BASIC had the same performance as the Seattle Computer 8MHz 8086 system running MS BASIC and the terak 8510a LSI-11 running compiled BASIC.

    The Seattle Computer 8MHz 8086 system running Compiled MS BASIC was 9x faster.
    I guess I need to compile the program on my Tektronix 4054A - I suspect I should get much closer to the compiled MS BASIC performance on the Seattle Computer 8086 system.

    CDC CYBER 171 . NOS 1.4 BASIC 5
    IBM 3033 . VS2-10RVYL Stanford BASIC 10
    PRIME 300 . PRIMOS BASIC 25
    Seattle System 2 8086 8 MS-DOS MsB(compiled) 33
    DEC PDP11/70 . kSTS/E BASIC 45
    PRIME Jul-01 . PRIMOS BASIC V16.4 63
    DEC PDP10 . TOPS-10 BASIC 65
    IBM S/34 . R-05 BASIC 129
    Digital Microsystems HEX-29 6 HOST HBASIC_ 143
    HP 3000 . . BASIC 250
    4MHz Z80A Z80 4 CP/M 2.2 MsB(compiled)5.03 277
    Tektronix 4054A AMD2901 25 . Tek 4050A ROM BASIC 310
    terak 8510a LSI-11 CP1600 . UCSD 1.5 BASIC 1.5 Compiler 310
    Seattle System 2 8086 8 MS-DOS BASIC 310
    Alpha Micro AM100T WWD16 3 AMOS 4.3A AlphaBASIC 317
    Apple II+ 6502 2 DOS 3.3 Microsoft TASC 325
    DEC PDP11/45 . . BASIC 330
    Apple II+ 6502 2 DOS 3.3 Expediter II compiler 335
    Data General NOVA3 . Timeshare BASIC 5.32 517
    BBC Micro 6502 . BBC BASIC BBC Integer Basic 523
    SWTPC 6800 . Software Dyn Compiler B 1.2 528
    Alpha Micro AM100 WD16 2 AMOS 4.3A AlphaBASIC 573
    Technico SS-16 9900 3 DOS SuperBASIC3 585
    terak 8510a LSI-11 CP1600 . RT11 V0.3 8k BASIC 596
    BBC Micro 6502 2 BBC BASIC BBC F/POINT BASIC 596
    Ohio C4-P 6502 2 OS65D 3.2 Level I BASIC 680
    North Star FP Z80 4 MS-DOS MS BASIC 685
    terak 8510a LSI-11 CP1600 . RT11 V0.3 MUBASIC 703
    Apple II+ 6502 2 DOS Integer BASIC 722
    ADDS Multivision 8085 5 NUON MBASIC 5.2 877
    4MHz Z80A Z80 4 CP/M 2.2 MBASIC 4.5.1 966
    Apple II+ 6502 2 DOS 3.3 APPLESOFT II 970
    Rexon RX30 8086 5 RECAP Business BASIC 1020
    Cromemco Z80 4 CDOS Extended BASIC 1196
    North Star Z80 4 NS-DOS NS BASIC 1149
    Processor Tech Sol-20 . . Solos Altair BASIC 8k 1231
    Exidy Sorcerer Z80 4 . Microsoft BASIC 1260
    ISC Compucolor CC-II 8080 . . BASIC 1267
    Apple II+ 6502 2 CP/M 2 GBASIC 1284
    Ohio C3-C 6502 1 OS65D Level I BASIC 1346
    Commodore PET 2001 6502 . . Microsoft BASIC 1374
    ISC Compucolor 8051 8080 . DOS BASIC 8001 1375
    Hewlett-Packard HP85 NMOS . . BASIC 1380
    Basic/Four 600 8080 . . BASIC 1404
    Micro V Microstar 1 8085 3 StarDOS StarDOS BASIC 1438
    Sinclair Z80 2.5 . 4k BASIC 1514
    Processor Tech Sol-20 . . Solos PT Extended BASIC 1812
    Heath H89 Z80 . . Microsoft 4.7 BASIC 1850
    Zilog MCZ-1/70 Z80 2 RIO Zilog BASIC 1863
    Tandy TRS Model 1 Z80 2 TRSDOS Level II BASIC 1929
    IBM 5120 . . . BASIC 1956
    4MHz Z80 Z80 4 CP/M 2.2 CB80 v1.3 1988
    4MHz Z80 Z80 4 CP/M 2.2 BASIC-E(M9511 4M) 2208
    Vector MZ Z80 . MDOS Micropolis 8.5 BASIC 2261
    Digicomp P100-Z80 Z80 3 CP/M 2.2 BASIC-E(M9511 4M) 2322
    Cromemco CS3 Z80 4 CDOS CBASIC-2 2245
    Texas Instruments99/4 9900 . . TI BASIC 2479
    Tektronix 4051 6800 0.8 . Tek 4050 ROM BASIC 2535
    Ortex Microengine CP1600 2 UCSD.H1 BASIC 1.1 3017
    4MHz Z80A Z80 4 CP/M 2.2 CBASIC v2.06 3100
    Zenith H89 Z80 . . Benton Harbor BASIC 3550
    Pocket TRS-80 2x4CMOS . . BASIC 55830
    Last edited by nikola-wan; January 10th, 2020 at 03:24 PM. Reason: highlighted the Tektronix 4054A and 4051 results

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