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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?
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