Archive Comparison Test - by Jeff Gilchrist
(DOS/Windows Edition)


 

Test Computer Specifications:

 

Timing:

For command line based programs, Ultra Precision Command Timer v1.7 by Erik de Neve was used.

For the GUI based programs no timing software could be found so a stop watch was used.

Due to the amount of testing required in ACT, I do not have time to test each archiver with each command line three times and take the average so I benchmark the compress and uncompress times once and record that as the result. ACT is done in a controlled environment where no other programs are running. In tests that I have done with the same program multiple times the results varied only in tenths of seconds.

 

CONFIG.SYS for DOS based tests:

DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\EMM386.EXE RAM
FILESHIGH=50
BUFFERSHIGH=30
DOS=UMB
DOS=HIGH
SHELL=C:\COMMAND.COM C:\ /E:800 /p

 

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