[ut2003io] CPU Performance (was: Color depth)

Jamie Harrell liquidice at myrealbox.com
Thu Sep 19 18:44:07 EDT 2002

Actually, for the same cost that you can get a GF3Ti200 you can get a 
GF4TI4200, and you'll enjoy it a lot more (especially if you get the
128meg model).

Plan ahead a bit with that, and then if he upgrades his cpu and ram,
then the card will be ready and waiting for all those extra pipes.


On Thu, 2002-09-19 at 15:14, Matthew Arnold wrote:
> Daniel Borgmann wrote:
> > RAM is 512MB of SDRAM on 133, my P3 mainboard just doesn't accept
> > anything better. The OS is completely compiled with i686 optimisation
> > including a custom kernel of course. The kernel is also patched with
> > preemtible and low latency patches, but I don't think (hope) that this
> > affects performance in a negative way.
> That PC133 memory is going to be a huge bottleneck, although I don't 
> honestly know how much DDR would help a 1Ghz P3. Your processor can't 
> come close to feeding the GeForce4 fast enough. Basically, the GF4 is 
> sitting there twiddling its silicon thumbs. From some of the reviews I 
> read, even my Athlon XP 1800+ with PC2100 would have a hard time maxing 
> out a GF4.
> You probably would have been better served getting a GeForce3 Ti200 like 
> mine or something similar. It would be a better match for your system 
> and you would have saved a ton of cash.
> Matt

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