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  1. Alec§taar New Member

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    See subject line, & take a peek @ this difference I have noted (literally, by comparing 2 sets of tests I use here):

    SETI@Home built-in Benchmark system results (text) -
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    New System (based on AMD Athlon64 x2 4800+):

    Measured floating point speed 4257 million ops/sec
    Measured integer speed 13724.95 million ops/sec

    Old System (based on Intel Pentium 4 3.2ghz std. edition):

    Measured floating point speed 2097 million ops/sec
    Measured integer speed 2143.95 million ops/sec

    :)

    * This is WHY I "hold-off" every 3-5 years between purchases - the leaps in power are massive, & worth the buy @ that point imo & experience (+ results noted above).

    (Other benchmarks I use like the older Wintune97 bear out much the same results as this test did... & it shows MOSTLY in games!)

    APK

    P.S.=> Do you guys have results from your older rigs that are @ least 2-3 years old vs. your new rigs?

    If so, post up your benchmark tests results between them, to illustrate this point to others as to when it's "best" to update/upgrade to a newer rig, by showing how much YOU gained, & by jumping from 1 type of system, to another newer one...

    TIA! apk

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