[rescue] pursuing a VAX

Scott Newell newell at cei.net
Mon Dec 9 15:27:40 CST 2002

>> things like, "I've got a dual 1GHz Pentium III system, so it's
>> twice as fast as a 1GHZ Pentium III!" which isn't close to the
>> truth.  You can't correct them, either.
>How much faster, on average, would such a system be?  I know it's not
>linear, but is there a good rule of thumb for that?

I've got a dual P3-450 at the house, and I used to have a single P3-450 at
work.  With interactive use (edit/compile/debug) under win2k, the dual
machine _felt_ maybe 50-75% faster, because the UI would remain responsive
under load.


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