[ILUG] [slightly OT] processor speed gains...
Paul.Jakma at compaq.com
Mon Oct 4 11:53:38 IST 1999
> > If you need that amount of power on a system, then buy a
> dual 500 instead.
> Go either Dual or Athlon.. the PIII-600 is a superceded
> processor already
> (what with the PIIIB, and
> the coppermine in theory at the end of the month.)
straying even more offtopic:
is there any point at all in buying such a high-MHz processor? Once you're
above the "comfort level" what's the point? IME memory makes much more
difference than cpu with linux, ie i use a 233mhz k6 at home and it's as
fast as i could wish for. My sister uses a P133 and it's never slow either.
(nearly diskless aswell).
spend the money on memory or a good scsi controller and scsi disks.. much
better value for money..
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