The Register: Crippled Athlon XP 2000 beats Northwood P4
Jan 30, 2002, 21:00 (22 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thomas C Greene)
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"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
"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..."