Topic started: Sun, 13 May 2007 06:23
Rod Todd
Joined 24 Jan 2004
1149 comments
Sun, 13 May 2007 06:23
It's fortunate, is it not, that this resource hog new OS from Microsoft emerged just as Intel's Powerful new CoreDuo and Core2Duo processors started to hit the streets.

We're lucky that these two companies exist, separately and independently, to move forwards the boundaries of computing. One to add useless s**t to an operating system that is already bloaty and inefficient, and the other to produce processors that keep up with the load.

But on a more serious and less cycnical note. What is the deal with Intel now - they seem to be popping processors out at the rate of one a week, and keeping track of how one compares with another is fearsome difficult.

I've been told that a 1.83GHz Core2Duo outperforms a 3GHz CoreDuo. Really?

7.1 Surround, 140 inch 1080p projector. Loadsa consoles. Suck my knobs SS4!
OptimusP
Joined 13 Apr 2005
1174 comments
Mon, 14 May 2007 16:16
It would be more fortunate if MS didn't bloated it's allready bloated OS's so we could actually reap the benefits from those dualcore processors. There have been big jumps since the only OS to develop for was Win2000/XP (XP being a more bloated version of Win2000)
Ditto
Joined 10 Jun 2004
1169 comments
Tue, 15 May 2007 20:48
Where's the "don't care" option?

I'm happy with Windows XP as I was happy with Windows 2000 before it...
No longer frequenting SPOnG. It's been nice knowing you guys :).
headcasephil
Joined 23 Sep 2005
659 comments
Thu, 31 May 2007 02:07
as i have used vista on my bros new pc that he has built all i can say about it and as i bet many dont use mac os x i feel that it is a coppy of it wich is a good thing as os x is so much better than xp
if a PC game isn't on Steam it doesn't exist
Pat the Cat
Joined 23 Jun 2005
55 comments
Wed, 20 Jun 2007 12:50
Rod Todd wrote:

I've been told that a 1.83GHz Core2Duo outperforms a 3GHz CoreDuo. Really?



It's not perfect, and for gaming select 3D Mark CPU benchmark, but this is not a bad comparison;-

http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu_2004.html

Vista still won't install on my PC. It probably never will. Thank God for small mercies.
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