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AW: [linrad] Linrad on Pentium Pro?
- Subject: AW: [linrad] Linrad on Pentium Pro?
- From: Joe Fitzgerald <jfitzgerald@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 10:26:48 -0400
Koellner Guenter wrote:
The Pentium II and higher all have MMX instructions. I am not sure what
the best alternative is for you ... I like the Pentium Pro for mostly
emotional reasons. I can remember dreaming of one when they first
became available in the mid 1990's. Now I have one at home with _dual_
Pentium Pro's. This system cost about 5500 USD in 1997, but now maybe
would get 55 USD on eBay today!
you are answering my question!
Which processor, later than the Pentium-Pro, does then have the MMX instructions? Pentium-II for example?
My current situation is that I have several "scrap" computers of which I want to sell a few for cheap money and I do want to hold the one which is most useful for Linrad. So I think my Pentium-MMX 166 is much better to hold it.
Thanks a lot,
I run the system to process output from a Kenwood TS-850 ... and a
Pentium Pro running at 200 MHz does not work hard processing it with
linrad ... I think around 10 or 20 percent processor utilization. I
don't think the MMX instructions are all that important unless you will
be running wider bandwidths than 20 kHz.
So for Linrad it will be hard to make a bad choice of "scrap" computer.
Choose the quietest one!