[Sidefx-houdini-list] Re: New computer not fast
joe at sidefx.com
Wed Jan 4 13:39:22 EST 2006
Dan Seddon wrote:
> Sounds like you're getting a fair increase to me - it's going about
> 40-50% faster. The 3800 is misleading sales talk as it's really going
> about 2 ghz and you're using a 32 bit operating system, so you wont be
> getting any benefits from the 64bittyness.
Remember, though, that clock speed (i.e. 2 GHz) doesn't mean
performance. There's a reason that AMD says 3800, and that's that they
do more work *per clock cycle* than Intel's chips.
Also, I think John Coldrick's overstating the performance hit you get
from dual core vs. two single core processors. Generally, we're talking
percentage points (see http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/11/07/single/).
And I echo his desire for dual dual machines.
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