Slow day? Why not some site stuff.
Posted on: 09/06/2002 09:51 PM

I haven't noticed anything of interest on the news front for today so I thought I'd take some time to update you on a couple of things I've been working on, and what we have planned for the future.

You've all heard mention of the massive video card article we have cooking here at Well, this week I finally wrapped up all of the trimmings of my i860 test machine. Through the gracious donations of several readers and contributions from hardware manufacturers, I'll now be able to run my plethora of benchmarks (games and professional applications) on both the Athlon MP and P4 Xeon platforms. We have a few tricks up our sleeve and will be testing things that have never been looked at before.

Let's briefly talk about the video cards. While we currently have six cards on my test bench we're eagerly trying to add more to make this as beneficial to everyone as possible. I would like to see more ATI and Matrox representation (we'll have a Parhelia eventually, we're not sure if it'll be in time for this article, though) as right now I'm a little NVIDIA top-heavy. With respect to ATI, I still want to add a Radeon 9700, 9000, and an 8500(LE). On the NVIDIA side of things, I'm still pursuing a Geforce4 Ti4600. If you work for ATI or another video card manufacturer please drop me a line. This will definitely be valuable and worth contributing to. We're pouring hundreds of hours into this in an effort to produce something actually worth reading.

Once this is behind me, I'll be delving into some alternative operating system-related content. MalHavoc and I will be taking a look at Apache and MySQL performance in Linux, FreeBSD and Win32 on both the Athlon MP and P4 Xeon platforms. Among other things...

We're getting there.

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