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Subjectp4 3.0ghz/3.2ghz Reply to this message
Posted bystin55
Posted on01/15/05 05:34 PM



can anyone tell me if it's worth the extra 40 for a 3.2 over a 3.0ghz p4! will i see the difference in mame? or anyother aspects of my day to day use of pc? i got 2ghz at the moment!!




SubjectPersonally I would ask over on the MAME board..-nt faster response new Reply to this message
Posted byEvildrak
Posted on01/15/05 10:44 PM



> can anyone tell me if it's worth the extra 40 for a 3.2 over a 3.0ghz p4! will
> i see the difference in mame? or anyother aspects of my day to day use of pc? i
> got 2ghz at the moment!!
>






SubjectMame32 Q&A has benchmarks new Reply to this message
Posted byQun Mang
Posted on01/16/05 02:35 PM



http://www.classicgaming.com/mame32qa/bench.htm

Systems 3 & 4 are what to look at.




SubjectRe: Personally I would ask over on the MAME board..-nt faster response new Reply to this message
Posted bystin55
Posted on01/16/05 03:42 PM



thanks but i bought a 3.2 anyway found one for only 10 more than the cheapest 3.0 i could find! :)




SubjectRe: p4 3.0ghz/3.2ghz new Reply to this message
Posted byLilwolf
Posted on01/17/05 07:35 AM



Nope... I wouldn't think so...

Since you can calculate the % increase ~6%... How many games don't run full speed? Are they close? How much are those games worth? You might pull a 50fps -> 53 or 54. Or a 55 into a 60fps... This can make some differance... but you will be pushing the system and probably get slowdowns anyway.

Computers seem to be getting faster in different ways these days. Higher cache (makes some difference in mame) and bus speeds (not as much in mame). I miss Moores law... We should be at 8ghz+ today if it kept going in kept up in the last few years... sigh...




SubjectRe: Personally I would ask over on the MAME board..-nt faster response new Reply to this message
Posted byProphet (RG)
Posted on01/21/05 03:25 AM



> thanks but i bought a 3.2 anyway found one for only 10 more than the cheapest
> 3.0 i could find! :)
>

Good buy. Seriously it's never worth buying the top speed. You just end up paying too much and the difference is minimal. I always buy one or two speeds below the current top.

Basically all the really good 2D stuff will be smooth and full speed with 2Ghz or more I think. 3.2Ghz, you'll be just fine.

-Prophet-
www.retrogames.com


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