PC Gamer, best 50 classic games issue?

From: Doc <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Tue Jan 8 17:48:34 2002

On Tue, 8 Jan 2002, Jeff Hellige wrote:
> I would imagine that older CGA/PCjr type games such as 'Chuck
> Yeargers AFT' or 'Gato' would likely be a problem on a lot of newer
> stuff, especially if it required you to boot the disk. The sad thing
> is, the new P4 CPU's don't impress me as there is no noticable speed
> increase, and there darned well should be when you're up at a gig and
> a half clockspeed!

  Well, I think that's more due to the OS. I'm running an Athlon XP, and
occasionally have to boot into Win2000. As near as I can tell, W2k is no
faster on this box than it was on my old Athlon 600. Linux, OTOH, simply
screams on this thing. Kernel compiles, with dependency checks, module
builds and all, went from 9-11 minutes to less than 4 minutes. A nearly
linear relationship to the increased CPU clockspeed.
  Of course, you mentioned the P4, not Athlon. I ran across a benchmark
review yesterday that compared the various P4 chips to the Athlon 1.4
and all the XPs, and the P4 lost its shirt.

Received on Tue Jan 08 2002 - 17:48:34 GMT

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