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Originally Posted by HrnyGoat View Post
Up to 1MB of L2 cache on a processor 10 years ago...wow. Thats 4x what the P4 Willamette had.
To think I still have a Williamette laying around...
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post #42 of 47
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Originally Posted by ClaytonCallihan View Post
Hey, in 20 years we will be laughing at the current stuff.
Couldn't be any more honest than that .
post #43 of 47
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Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
GPUs and CPUs are very different though. CPUs are meant to handle OSs, and GPus are meant to handle billions of calcuations a second to color a screen. I don't know enough to go in-depth, but CPUs do a horrible job as GPUs (just try running all your games at max detail at 640x480).
Well that isn't totally true. CPUs are highly efficient; a 2.4ghz CPU will outperform a 2.4ghz GPU with a single pixel pipe/shader.

But all the space used to make CPUs so powerful at everything could be better spent putting 8 cores on the GPU. Or better yet, 128 cores, like the 8800GTX.

Cool that something that...slow...cost so much! To be truthful, I can remember a contest in some magazine to win a system with a 700mhz processor, 512MB of RAM, and a 20GB HD, powered by Voodoo graphics. I was drooling over it and wondered if I'd ever have something so powerful!
     
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post #44 of 47
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Well that isn't totally true. CPUs are highly efficient; a 2.4ghz CPU will outperform a 2.4ghz GPU with a single pixel pipe/shader.

But all the space used to make CPUs so powerful at everything could be better spent putting 8 cores on the GPU. Or better yet, 128 cores, like the 8800GTX.

Cool that something that...slow...cost so much! To be truthful, I can remember a contest in some magazine to win a system with a 700mhz processor, 512MB of RAM, and a 20GB HD, powered by Voodoo graphics. I was drooling over it and wondered if I'd ever have something so powerful!
To answer your question... Yes, you have something twenty fold more powerful than that computer out of the mag.
    
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post #45 of 47
Wow its kinda sad, because I think of my moms old HP computer, 300mhz pentium, 96mb of ram, a spacious 10gb hard drive, (I love reading the sticker on the front)... It works fine for her, but then again so does dial-up. I think she is finally going to let me build her one, because if I built one for my drill sergeant at basic.
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post #46 of 47
Wow, it's not even funny how well that thing would run quake, or C&C. Oooooo or can you imagine warcraft 2 on it? OMG!!! .
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Holy crap..=O
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