Compare PricesHardware, RAM, Memory, Motherboards, ProcessorsSoftware, ProgramsGaming, Games, Consoles
DWPG.Com   
 
 Navigation
  Home
  Articles
  Tutorials
  Reviews
  Industry news
  Forums
  About us
  Submit news
  Downloads
  Disclaimer
  User articles
web design vancouver
 Guide, Dual Power for under $2000
Performance vs Price
By: Steffen Scheibler, September 18, 2002  Print this article

o

Performance vs Price -- The never-ending battle, but an amicable truce can usually be found. I believe I have found such a truce in this system. The system has more than adequate performance for even very demanding users, as the low-level benchmark-scores (SiSoft Sandra) will show.

CPU Benchmark

CPU Benchmark


MMX Benchmark

MMX Benchmark


Memory Benchmark

Memory Benchmark


L1 & L2 Cache Benchmark

L1 & L2 Cache Benchmark


The systems that bested this dual XP1900+ system in the Sandra benchmarks cost significantly more than this one did -- a dual Xeon 2.4GHz+ system with all the frills will set you back at least €3500, maybe as much as €5000+ if you buy from a large OEM; DELL wanted €4,528 for a pretty much identically performing system. I decided to have a look around, as to what was available for the same price from some OEMs and local dealerships, just to get an idea of what could be had for €1700.


OEMModel/SeriesSpecsPrice
CompaqEVO W4000Pentium4 2.0GHz, 512MB DDR CL2.5 ECC, 40GB 5400rpm, 16x DVD 1,793.00
DELLDimension 4500Pentium4 2.4B GHz, 256MD DDR CL2.5 ECC, 80GB 7200rpm, 16x DVD, nVidia GeForce Ti4600, SB Live! Value1,632.00
IPCHelios High-EndPentium 4 2.0GHz, 512MB DDR CL2.5, 60GB 7200rpm, GeForce2 MX-200 64MB TV-Out, 16x DVD, 24x/12x/40x CD-RW, SB Live! Value1,625.00
NREPowerHouseAMD XP2200+, 512MB PC333 DDR, GeForce4 Ti4600, SB Live! Player 5.1, 16x DVD, 48x/12x/48x CD-RW, 100GB 7200 w/ 8MB cache, ChiefTec Big-Tower, 350W PSU1,879.00


The cheapest dual-CPU system I could find from a large OEM was a DELL Precision 530 with Dual Xeon 1.8GHz, 256MB of RMDRAM, 80GB IDE, DVD & CD-RW, LAN onboard, sound onboard, for €2,956.

This dual XP 1900+ system will out-perform any of the above systems and also costs around the same. Essentially you can buy a dual CPU system for the same price as a OEM system that is identical in every way except the SMP capability –- and two is definitely better than one. To highlight the point, for the extra €270 you would pay for the NRE system, you could change the GeForce4 MX-440 64MB DDR for a GeForce4 Ti4600, which is the only part of the NRE system that will beat the dual XP1900 system.

 Search for prices:  

  Introduction
  The Rig
  Why choose these components?
  Assembly
  Performance vs Price
  Extra Performance & Overclocking
  Conclusion


ZIRE 71 PDA
Palm Computing
 Compare Prices

SS51G ATX Tower
Shuttle
 Compare Prices

256MB Secure Digital Card
SanDisk
 Compare Prices

RADEON 9800 Pro 128MB DDR
ATI
 Compare Prices
 Featured article


 Newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter featuring site news, articles, reviews, latest press releases and more!

Please enter your email adress below and click Subscribe:



All documents and graphics published on this site are copyright © 1999 - 2019, DWPG.Com.  All rights reserved.
Web design, Search engine optimization and development by Sverre Sjøthun and Sigbjørn Lie, Nixtra.com.

DWPG.Com Sitemap