[LUNI] Dual Athlon XP vs MP
edwardj at lightfirst.com
Sat Aug 31 18:35:40 CDT 2002
Many boards initially worked with either XP or MP processors. However,
most of them have been revised to only use MP. You most likely can't
use the XP processors on that board anyway. Take a look at the
offerings from Gigabyte as well as ASUS...
scott thomason wrote:
>Greetings. Thru some inexplicable stroke of wild luck, the spouse
>has approved my plans to purchase a dual Athlon system. I plan to
>buy the ASUS A7M266-D, but I'm agonizing over the last few pennies
>spent on processors. If I get the MP 1900 1.6G, I pay $148/each;
>while the XP 1900 1.6G is $87. So the MP chips will cost me $122
>I know the MP chips are supposed to have some add'l features built
>in that allow the processors to cooperate. Does anyone know how
>much real-world performance that will translate into under a late
>linux 2.4 kernel? Obviously this box will have way more power than
>necessary for everyday things, but I'm interested in performance
>during big compiles and POV-Ray rendering.
>FYI, I already have a pair of ATA100 drives, so I won't be adding
>SCSI, and I plan to put 512MB of DDR266 memory in. That should be
>plenty, I think.
>Opinions on the CPUs?
>Linux Users Of Northern Illinois - Technical Discussion
>luni at luni.org
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