I am getting a vision of you sitting there right now with a light bulb over your head... inside the light bulb are two Athalon's perched on a sleek new Dual Slot A motherboard... I also hear a loud DING sound...
I remeber seeing a mobo which did dual Pentiums (up to 200MHz) by Micronics I think. That was a couple of years ago.
AMD Duron [email protected] (7.5x133MHz)
128Mb 133MHz RAM
Abit KT7a RAID
2x 8.4GB in RAID 0
Elsa GeForce2MX 32Mb SDR
"How much can you know about yourself if you've never been in a fight?"
eazyMoney - You've got it backwards. There is only one SMP Athlon board in development, but it is by Tyan. The Tyan Thunder K7 is 64bit PCI x5, DDR RAM x4, Ultra 160 SCSI onboard, 4Mb ATI Rage onboard, AGP Pro 4X slot, and dual Socket 462. Retail price is estimated at around 300$ US. There is no 'consumer board' planned, and 64bit PCI is a native feature on AMD-760MP, so pulling that would be just plain dumb. Cost reduction would be minimal.
MiseryQ - You *are* being facetious, right? Single apps are almost always single threaded. Games are pretty much always single threaded. Running a dedicated server and a local client forces SMP use fairly well, though, at least at LAN parties.
Dual Durons is going to be disappointing. I've been invited to several AMD shows where the 760MP was demoed, and I finally got the AMD rep to throw in two Duron 800s set for 6x133. Performance, even on properly multithreaded apps, was only about 1.25-1.5X single CPU scores, while dual Tbirds managed almost a full doubling of the single CPU scores. Duron's small fast cache works well in single cpu boxes, especially with the EV6 DDR bus to feed it. In SMP boxen, even the EV6 can't overcome the fact that the system DDR ram has to feed TWO cpus. Only the Tbird's larger cache lets it keep rolling strong.
Also, is nobody looking at the dates on the posts anymore?? The original comments (by me) were made almost TWO YEARS AGO.
xSiLeNtDx Dont you wish, too bad though, it would of made a cheap fast system for its time!
Yeah, and when the comment was originally made, it was still the K6-2's time! When this comment was made, my brand new BP6 and dual Celeron [email protected] were almost state of the art. I had one of the fastest SMP boxen around. Now they're collecting dust in the corner, as I type on an Athlon 1.2Ghz(266 bus) at 1.5ghz, while waiting for my Tyan pre-order to arrive.
(Duallies are going to own again. Find TNProud2B and let him know I'm coming to stomp on all his benchmarks.
I wonder if he ever got those 400A's to 600 stable... )
damnfino. I'd love to find him again, too, if it weren't for him, I might never have gotten as far as I have. When I first started coming here, I was a Win95/AOL/Gateway P2300/Riva128 using fool, and now I'm a custom (hand made by me) [email protected]/screw AOL/SuSE7.1Pro/GeForce 2 Ultra fool.
The dual Celeron 400's eventually made it to 660MHz with watercooled TECs...
Duckman's celery went faster than that, if I remember right.
My current machine is aircooled - but uses heatpipes in place of heatsinks. I do have plans to watercool it someday.
I outgrew the tower case and replaced it with a lowboy rolling rackmount thingy.
The dual monitor (previously triple) setup was replaced by a LCD flatpanel on a swiveling monitor arm attached to a small table by my loveseat.
dual P3 Xeon 600 1MB L2 ES - engineering samples. Unlocked multiplier. Run at 735MHz (7X105). ASUS XG-DLS motherboard. 6 SCSI hard drives. 512MB RAM. copper tube frame