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Perfomance gain?

By disciple
Jul 7, 2007
  1. I have been offered a P4 (650 model) 3.4 gig (socket 775)
    A Foxconn P4M8907MA-KRS2H mATX motherboard
    and 2 gig of ddr2 ram

    To this i would have to add my own hardrives and 7600gt (pci-express)

    At the moment i have a P4 2.66 gig (socket 478) with 1.5 gig ddr1 ram.
    I know the above is not state of the art but neither is my aging pc at the mo.
    Would there be a significant performance gain?
     
  2. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    YES! An Intel model 650 uses 740 mhz faster clock with 2 mb cache. The ddr2ram transports more memory. These things will work in together to obtain full advantage of the rather extreme 7600 GT. Good Luck. Enjoy!
     
  3. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    A 7600GT is by no means "extreme". It is now entering the entry level market, as the 7900GS is replacing it at the mid-range level.

    The Pentium 4 650 is much better than a Pentium 4 2.66GHz, it's almost 1GHz faster. Also, having a socket 775 motherboard would allow you to upgrade to a Core 2 in future, if your motherboard supports it.

    (Just a question... how are you running a PCI-E videocard on a socket 478 motherboard? Which motherboard are you using?)
     
  4. disciple

    disciple TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    (Just a question... how are you running a PCI-E videocard on a socket 478 motherboard? Which motherboard are you using?)

    It's a ASRock P4VM890; my old 478 socket motherboard died a while back and this was the only replacement i could get. It also helped me out because i was running out of options for AGP cards.

    I'll go for it then.
     
  5. disciple

    disciple TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    Just out of curiosity....
    My missus has a AMD athlon XP 2100, 1gig of ram and a radeon 9800pro 128bit.
    Would it be worthwhile using that P4 2.66 with a 7300 pci express instead?
     
  6. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    Geforce 7600 GT: 580mhz core/1450mhz memory/22+GB/sec. BW.
     
  7. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Yes. As long as that 9800PRO is limited (quite severely actually) by the 128-bit bus, a 7300/P4 2.66 should be a tiny bit faster.

    And 7600GT is actually 560/1400 128-bit. 22.4GB/s memory bandwidth.

    It's not that great. My card is by no means top of the line, and it's 565/1430 256-bit 45.7GB/s memory bandwidth (although I have it clocked at 560/1700 256-bit 54.4GB/s memory bandwidth.

    Also, the 7600GT has only 12 pipelines. My card has 24, some ATI cards have 48, and the new 8000 series and HD 2000 series have something called a unified shader architecture that allows them to have upwards of 300 pipelines.
     
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