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533 vs 800 FSB on p4, 3.06

Discussion in 'Recording' started by 3dchris, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. 3dchris

    3dchris Active Member

    I would like to ask you what would be the difference (percentage-wise) in switching to 800FSB from 533FSB on P4 3.06? I have the latter and I'm thinking how much more power it would give me for mixing.


  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Not sure what the total percentage would be or the overall track/plug in count.

    A jump from 533 to 800 is somewhat noticeable but not an entirely huge one. The main difference you will see is via the memory. This is now a dual channel configuration where as the old was only single. Dual channel memory is actually more synchronous to the CPU which greatly increases the speed of the processing as it doesn't have to wait for the memory any more. It's right along side it now.

    The main jump will be when the 800mhz FSB processors have the 1MB L2 cache on them. At that point you will notice a huge difference

    Opus :D
  3. wiz1

    wiz1 Guest

    when will the 1mb cache debut opus???
  4. 3dchris

    3dchris Active Member

    I actually have dual channel 400 memory so the memory is out of race at the moment. I guess I'll wait then for 1MB cache.

    thx a lot !

  5. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Supposedly sometime later this year. If I hear anything I'll let you know

    Opus :D

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