With great power comes great… a strong chess machine.
This is especially true with computers. With greater computer processing power, the deeper the analysis it can afford given a certain position, and the faster it gets to come up with the better play. Thus, the computer becomes a stronger chess player.
But how do you measure your computer’s power especially when compared to another computer of different specs and processor?
Chessbase has come up with the Fritz Chess Benchmark program that comes packaged with every Fritz chess program it ships.
Using the Fritz Chess Benchmark utility, here’s my result with the current machine I’m using:
The result shows it’s got 4 processors (CPU’s), 7.87 times faster than a lowly Pentium 3 1.0GHZ machine, and computing at 3,777 Kilo Nodes per second. Continue reading