"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..."