PC Processing Power (was Home Alone)

Subject: PC Processing Power (was Home Alone)
From: Alexander Von_obert <avobert -at- TWH -dot- MSN -dot- SUB -dot- ORG>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 1997 22:08:00 +0100

Hello Ron,


* Antwort auf eine Nachricht von ronaldse -at- MANX -dot- CDS -dot- TEK -dot- COM an All am 27.03.97

rr> From: Ron Sering CDS <ronaldse -at- MANX -dot- CDS -dot- TEK -dot- COM>

rr> Is the performance of a Pentium 120 or 133 still adequate for tech
rr> writing tasks, such as help or web page development, or CBT
rr> applications?

you cannot do very much in raw CPU power. In theory a 200 MHz CPU should be
200/120 = 1.6 times as fast, but all these CPUs work at 60/66 MHz externally.

A MMX CPU should give you some 20% more CPU power, mostly due to the bigger
internal cache. This shows the bottleneck of that external bus. But you can
expect a feelable performance boost from MMX-aware software - if you really
need it. Besides some Adobe Photoshop filters there is hardly any MMX software
on the market yet (besides some games ;-) ).

Most Pentium CPUs can use the same socket. Get a cheaper (100 or 133 MHz, not
120 or 150 MHz) CPU and buy a faster one later when you need the muscle and
get it much cheaper. Spend the spared memory on RAM.


Greetings from Germany,
Alexander

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