Just thought you guys and gals would like to try a if vs Switch bench-mark code. It might not be the best but it seem to makes a decent point. On my machine Dell 3.00 Ghz -- 2 gigs of RAM "switch" was only one ms faster than "if" and when I ran it a second time, it was reverse so they are basically equal. It's only a matter of taste.
I found it here:
C++ Speed Test: If vs Switch Statement | Programming Designs