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Offline old_blaggard

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Re: system built for TG2
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2008, 07:02:08 AM »
Yeah, I realized that they were the older Xeons, but I always also thought that the Xeons were architecturally ahead of the standard P4, and that twice the cores at a higher clock speed would make up for most architectural limitations when compared with today's similarly priced systems.  The 3 10k RPM drives, while not particularly useful for Terragen, are nothing to complain about, as well.
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Re: system built for TG2
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2008, 07:18:49 AM »
Actually the 3 10k drives might be worth the price alone! ;D The Xeon's weren't particularly ahead of the P4's architecturally - in fact they were often behind in terms of FSB and clock speed. Don't get me wrong, it's a decent system at a very good proce considering its original retail, but given the amazing price-performance ratio of modern hardware (particularly the Core2 series), it's just hard to match with older equipment.

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