Anyone here know for sure if the INTEL processors are better than the AMDs for the number crunching floating point issue with regard to music sequencing software like Cakewalk Pro Audio 9 Delux and Cubase VST 5.0 ? Would like to know from anyone with experience here. I have mostly AMD chips in my boxes. Wondering if the Intels are more suitable. Any ideas?? Thanks.
I don't use any music software, but the PIIIs are faster at churning out SETI workunits which I think are 100% floating point calculations. I find that the PIIIs are 15% faster at the same clock speed (same memory and components). The funny thing is that the Sisoft Sandra series of benchmarks says my Athlon is way faster at number crunching, but in the "real" world it doesn't seem to be that way. My PIIIs are running at 124FSB (& memory) while the Atlon is running at a double pumped 100FSB with a 133MHz memory bus so I bet a PIII running at 133 of 140 would do even better. Just goes to show you - you can't always trust benchmarks.
Did you upgrade to the latest SETI software between CPU's? SETI made some changes to better analyze the RF blocks and it increased the amount of time per work unit. Might explain why it's taking longer
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