Just finished reading the article....

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Subject: Just finished reading the article....
Name: Celstk855
Date: 9/3/2001 3:33:39 PM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Re: Typo? posted by Sledge

INteresting the coment...
..."There are, however, memory intensive applications that eat bandwidth for breakfast. Games, like Quake3 Arena and Expendable fall into this category, as do streaming applications like Ulead MediaStudio Pro. In all honesty, at the current state of technology, a few extra frames in gaming applications don't matter anymore, in most cases, the graphics card is the limiting factor anyway. However, for anyone who is rendering large AVI files for home video or professional film editing will wholeheartedly embrace any improvement in performance which will cut down on the rendering time and directly translate into time and money saving....."

Ive been trying to get a handle on all this....been trying to log my CPU utilisation week on week and work out how much time it sits there doing nothing.
I have renderings going whilst I'm asleep or away from the box, to try to make more efficient use of this PIII800E and I still cant get it over 30% average utilisation....
Wonder if a 50% increase in CPU power would reduce this to 20%....;>)

CPU power is more important I guess for "I need it now" cases...and you can sometimes talk yourself into those as well....

No - I think my main driver to get rid of this slug is so I can sell a PIII800E whilst "Joe Average" still thinks they're pretty cool....getting a 1.33GHz TB system running at 1.5GHz will be good for 8-12months before Joe Average starts to think they're even little "average". Then I gues it will be up to a 2.5GHz....

Sorry - I rave....good article as usual MS....
Your a ledgend!!! How can anyone understand all this stuff???

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