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Old 04-05-2002

I have a question. Is Linux (Redhat 7.2 specifically) set up to run better/faster on a Pentium cpu vs. an AMD? The reason I ask is, I have a PIII 733 w/512 pc133, and a 4mb video card at work, and an AMD 1.4 w/1gb ddr, and a Radeon 64mb DDR at home, and the PIII at work runs a lot faster. I have a fresh install of Redhat 7.2 on them both, and have compared active processes to make sure nothing different is running. The PIII is still noticably faster. This is not surfing the internet, this is strictly machine performance. If anyone has any answers/suggestions as to what is going on with this, please help me out. Thanks
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Old 04-08-2002
First of all, those 2 CPUs are vastly different.

Second, There are a hundred reasons that one box will be faster than another.

Third, your two systems couldn't be more dissimilar. So your comparison is Apples vs. Elephants! You have different memory, cache, also, it is not easy to compare AMD speeds to Pentium speeds. Although, I have found that AMD are typically faster for the SAME "rated", (ie. 500MHz 1.0GHz) speeds on the exact SAME HARDWARE.

Read this post, it may help you understand.


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