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XP vs MP

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October 24, 2002 5:05:32 PM

Before I go and find out the hard way, can somebody give me an idea of the performance differences when used in both 1p and 2p configurations?

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October 24, 2002 5:19:07 PM

there should not be a difference in performance but the mp is "certified" to work in multi-processor configurations

Oh aye its guaranteed, but I'm not too sure about the stuff inside. - Scotty
October 24, 2002 10:43:55 PM

From the way you phrased your question, I assume you mean what's the difference between dual processor and single processor setups performance-wise, not specifically the difference between the AthlonXP and AthlonMP (btw, single-processor solutions are not refered to as XP, keep that in mind). The answer would be, it depends on what software you use. Games won't benefit much, if at all while multithreaded software such as Photoshop or 3D CAD would benefit, anywhere from 20-80% performance boost. And in more..........eccentric coding such as RC-5 or Seti, it could nearly double your speed.

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