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The Register: Crippled Athlon XP 2000 beats Northwood P4

Jan 30, 2002, 21:00 (22 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thomas C Greene)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"So, how does the AXP-2K/DDR system compare with a Northwood/RAMBUS setup running at nearly twice the clock speed? A lot better than half as well, that's for sure.

"We'll look at the Linux performance first, then Windows. I think you're going to as be impressed as I was with this crippled machine.

"As you may know, I have an aversion to standard benchmarks. They tell you that system A has better I/O through-put than system B. What they neglect to tell you is whether or not your machine is going to do the things you normally ask it to do any faster. I prefer to compare ordinary tasks, like copying files and directories, manipulating files, and launching and running applications in the same way that any user would do it..."

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