Originally Posted by Taeric
I've not personally use WinSMP, but from what I understand, native Linux SMP is noticeably faster.
I don't know about Quad performance, but as far as my C2D, Linux SMP and WinSMP are about the same. WinSMP might be better for me now actually. Linux use to be better. I would usually get 1760pt WUs in Linux, and in WinSMP the WUs were much less and would take longer. Now, for a long time, i have steadily been getting 1760pt WUs in WinSMP daily (if i dont stop it for any reason). I tried Linux again and wasn't getting the 1760pt WUs and it seemed to take the same time or even longer. So i went back to WinSMP since it is much easier, and on Windows. My guess is they tweaked the WUs and the points on WinSMP. Time frames are the same, if not better in WinSMP. Used to be the other way around, but not anymore. That is my experience with native Linux and WinSMP in Vista on my C2D.
Also, correct me if i'm wrong, but Intels fold much better in WinSMP than AMDs. Or at least that is how it used to be.
Man, if i didnt lose those 2 or 3 WUs, Mixers would have been 4th!