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example:-

>> i would like to qualify the speed of an algorithm on a desktop PC. I
>> know
>> that a mips calculation is not really accurate but i just require
>> something
>> that will give a basic indication of speed so i can estimate and work on
>> reducing the algorithm complexity in quite a formal.
>>
>> thanks

Windows has a high speed counter, here's the msdn reference:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms644904(VS.85).aspx
I beleive your supposed to get the Hz of your hardware once with
QueryPerformanceFrequency, then use QueryPerformanceCounter to grab the
counter value.
Something like:-
Done once:
__int64 freq64;
QueryPerformanceFrequency((LARGE_INTEGER*)&freq64);
freq = 1000.0f / (double)freq64;
Get time:
QueryPerformanceCounter((LARGE_INTEGER*)&time64;
return (time64*freq); // In milliseconds.

Reply by VelociChicken●June 20, 20082008-06-20

"rich_158" <eecoding@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> hi
>
> i would like to qualify the speed of an algorithm on a desktop PC. I know
> that a mips calculation is not really accurate but i just require
> something
> that will give a basic indication of speed so i can estimate and work on
> reducing the algorithm complexity in quite a formal.
>
> thanks

Windows has a high speed counter, here's the msdn reference:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms644904(VS.85).aspx
I beleive your supposed to get the Hz of your hardware with
QueryPerformanceFrequency, then use QueryPerformanceCounter to grab the
counter value.
Seomthing like:-
Done once:
QueryPerformanceFrequency((LARGE_INTEGER*)&freq64);
freq = 1000.0f / (double)freq64;
Counter:

Reply by rajesh●June 18, 20082008-06-18

On Jun 18, 12:16 pm, "rich_158" <eecod...@hotmail.com> wrote:

> hi
>
> i would like to qualify the speed of an algorithm on a desktop PC. I know
> that a mips calculation is not really accurate but i just require something
> that will give a basic indication of speed so i can estimate and work on
> reducing the algorithm complexity in quite a formal.
>
> thanks

the following code can be used to calculate cycles and time
#include <time.h>
main()
{
clock_t s_time, e_time;
double t_time;
s_time=clock();
Function();
e_time=clock();
size =
t_time=(e_time-s_time)/(double)(CLOCKS_PER_SEC);
printf("Time taken by Function ---> %4.5f seconds\n", t_time);
}

Reply by rich_158●June 18, 20082008-06-18

hi
i would like to qualify the speed of an algorithm on a desktop PC. I know
that a mips calculation is not really accurate but i just require something
that will give a basic indication of speed so i can estimate and work on
reducing the algorithm complexity in quite a formal.
thanks