Dual 800 faster than 1.5GHz P4 and 1.2GHz Athlon? Duh!
Posted on: 11/26/2000 09:52 PM

Troy sent me a link to a great article over at TurboTech with some benchmarks comparing a dual P3 800MHz system versus a 1.5GHz P4 and 1.2GHz TBird. This is what they found:
Shocking as it might sound, a dual Pentium III 800 MHz system gives you
more power than a 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 or a 1.2 GHz Athlon - by a wide
margin. Of course, it's true only as long as you use an OS capable of
dealing with more than one CPU (Win9x is definitely not cutting it), and
have apps that can take advantage of dual processing. But once you use
such software, all the GHz CPUs of Intel and AMD will look bleak in
While we all know that SMP systems based on P3 processors are not cumulative, it's really great when the OS can load balance and have two fast chips doing assorted tasks instead of one burdened super-fast chip.

Take a look at the rest of the article over here.

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