I just tried to ask:
"What's the gaming performance of a dual Gallatin 3.06Ghz build (Supermicro X5DAL-TG2), compared to a Pentium 4 Northwood 3.2Ghz build, or an Athlon Barton XP 3200+ build, considering games or benchmarks from 2002-2004 era?"
You all answered this question, and I aprecciate your answers.
derSammler asked: "What's the point?"
I have x11 builds and spare parts for all of them x1 Socket 370 builds, x1 478 build, x1 462 build, x1 939 build, x2 775 build, x2 AM3, x1 1155 build, x1 AM4 build and x1 AM1 build.
About old systems, I have x4 socket 462 mobos, x5 socket 370 mobos, x3 478 mobos and about x15 AGP graphics cards.
The processors are: P3 1400-S (462), P4 NW 3.2GHz (478) and XP Barton 3200+ (462).
One possible cpu upgrade for these builds, should be a Presshot in the place of the Northwood, but I won't do it, cause of the heat.
I think it's really cool to compare the gaming performance of the builds and the parts....
And it's better to compare the performance of builds and the parts, OF THE SAME ERA.
In the last week, as I always do, I was searching for parts and found a Supermicro X5DAL-TG2 mobo.
Then I searched for good socket 604 processors, which is very easy to find. It's cheap too.
So, I asked myself:
"Do the dual socket 604 build can beat the P4 NW 3.2GHz (478) and XP Barton 3200+ (462) builds?"
As is hard to compare the gaming performance of the builds with 9,10 or 20 games, I compare with 3DMark01/3Dmark03, which, everyone knows, doesn't always reflect the reality, but it's a good tool to comparisons.
So, this is my point, but you can disagree.
If you search around in VOGONS, there are many threads where people compare processors, graphics cards....
If I build a system with server parts and beat, with a great gap, the 468 and 462 builds in games:
Is it cool, or not?
But before buying the parts, I'm asking you about the expected peformance, cause, If the answers were negative, I can forget the idea.
Right now, I think the performance will be the same of the P4 NW 3.2GHz (478) and XP Barton 3200+ (462) builds, so I won't buy the server parts./b]
Thank you, guys!!!!