Was Collecting SBUs now, Fast compile engines

Björn Lindberg d95-bli.no at spam.nada.kth.se
Fri Jun 7 13:11:52 PDT 2002


Ian Molton wrote:
> 
> On Fri, 07 Jun 2002 19:08:25 +0100
> Chris Lingard <chris at stockwith.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> >
> > Is an ASUS A7V333 worth the extra for the M/B and memory.  What sort
> > of increase would it give for compiling
> 
> Sorry, missed yor second question...
> 
> I doubt the extra RAM bandwidth would be noticed.
> 
> compiling is HEAVILY dependant on HDD bandwidth and cache performance.
> RAM bandwidth is tertiary.
> 
> this is 'proven' by looking at my and gerards machines.
> 
> the P4 /should/ have more RAM bandwidth than my AthlonXP 1800, but my
> Athlon is the quicker. (just), despite this.

Ehmm... AFAIK the P4 requires the program to be specially compiled for
it to really be at it's best. If it is compiled for PIII generation
processors, I believe that the P4 would be at a disadvantage because of
this.


Björn
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