There was a press release from Nvidia related to the performance differences between Intel Core 2 Duo, and Intel i7 processors. Basically they observed that the Core 2 Duo was just as fast in real world games tests. They just published this article last week. I published documented findings to this same effect back on… Continue reading Pick up the slack Nvidia.
Month: April 2009
New Video Card, more RAM, Vista asks for activation again.
I installed a new Evga GTX260 core 216 video card into my E8400 based workstation. The video card generates a considerable amount of heat. This caused a hard drive in the E8400 workstation to get close to it’s temperature limits. I moved the card to the QX9650 workstation instead later in the evening. The QX9650… Continue reading New Video Card, more RAM, Vista asks for activation again.
Despite overwhelming performance evidence, some still promote AMD processors as superior.
In the last couple days I have spent some quality time, at Tom’s Hardware, reading. I typically enjoy the Best graphics card of the month articles. I check the latest graphics charts. I check the current CPU performance charts. I do that before I build a system. This time was no exception. I check the… Continue reading Despite overwhelming performance evidence, some still promote AMD processors as superior.
New Motherboard and Video Card on the way.
I just ordered a new Evga 780i FTW motherboard and a GTX260 Core 216 video card. The order is processed and the parts are being picked now. I will perform benchmarks and performance metrics will be available soon. I purchased 4G of RAM recently also. This is currently in the E8400 based Voyager server.
php 5.2.9-2 for Windows released.
There is another new security php update for Windows platforms. php Web Site
Phoronix Benchmarks revisited with new kernel.
Today I installed the latest Fedora 10 64 bit kernel. Any time I install a new kernel I benchmark it. Today’s results are available here: Phoronix Global Test result
New kernel release for F10 available.
There is a new kernel release for Fedora 10 released. It is readily available on the public mirrors. I highly recommend it. My initial tests show a 5% performance increase using the 126.96.36.199-170.2.56.fc10.x86_64 kernel.