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From: Zhang Weiwu <zhangweiwu@××××××.com>
To: Andrew Gaffney <agaffney@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-sparc@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-sparc] what ultrasparc compare likely such Pentium box on desktop performance
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2004 16:21:41
Message-Id: 41ADEF89.7030104@realss.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-sparc] what ultrasparc compare likely such Pentium box on desktop performance by Andrew Gaffney
Andrew Gaffney wrote:

> > Yes, a U2 is *not* a U5. The U5 and U10 were probably the crappiest > Ultra machines that Sun put out. Also, the test was a little one-sided > since the Celeron had almost twice the speed and an IDE chipset with > working DMA :) A 2x300 U2 would "mop the floor" with the Celeron in > that test. >
Okay, so I am wrong: is it true that U5 and U10 are worse than U2 when equiped with 300~400 CPU? Another question I had for a long time: does SMP really makes sense on desktop, browsing and word processing? I don't expect dual CPU average performance 200% of single CPU, I don't even expect 120% performance, I thought not needed for multi-process for desktops? -- gentoo-sparc@g.o mailing list

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Re: [gentoo-sparc] what ultrasparc compare likely such Pentium box on desktop performance Keith M Wesolowski <wesolows@××××××××.org>