Math.pow vs. simple multiplication

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if you only need the square of something, what will eventually be faster?

Preparation code

 
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    x1 = 6.1234
};
</script>

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Simple Multiplication
x1 * x1
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Math.pow
Math.pow(x1, 2);
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