In this case the only interesting comparison is the relative speed of the benchmarks under LV5 compared to LV4. These compare the same VIs on the same machine under similar circumstances. I attempted to have my Mac in identical states for two tests.
In general, LV 5 is much faster than LV 4. There are some areas where LV5 is a bit slower such as memory allocation, but for calculations it has been speeded up substantially. The following graphs are representative of the speed differences I found. The green graph is LV 5 and the red line is LV 4. The ordinate is in relative time so that a smaller time is better.
These are repeats of a test suggested by Alan Hahn from Fermilab. This creates two random arrays of double precision numbers and calculates the dot product. This is done in 3 ways:
All tests were run on a 200 MHz, 604e Mac, System 8.1, base extensions only, Virtual Memory off. [an error occurred while processing this directive]