Originally posted by: Pudge
MoBo________________Chip set_________Speed___FSB and mem mode__________Avg Time
Asus A7N8X Deluxe __ Nforce 2 chipset___3000+__ 333 Mhz Dual Channel Ram____35 min avg
MSI K7N2GM2-LSR___Nforce 2 chipset___3000+___400 Mhz Dual Channel Ram____36 min avg
Shuttle MN31N_______Nforce 2 chipset___2800+___333 Mhz Dual Channel Ram____37 min avg
ASRock K7S41GX____SIS 741 GX chipset_2800+__333 Mhz Single Channel Ram___44 min avg
Two are AMD ATHLON XP (Barton Core) 3000+ -- one with 333 MHZ Front Side Bus one 400 MHZ FSB
Two are AMD ATHLON XP (Barton Core) 2800+ -- both 333 MHZ FSB as that's the only way 2800+ come
I revised the Quote above to point out the different columns. Be aware that the forum will not take multiple spaces, so it is hard to make charts, etc. Hence the _ for spacing.
The big thing is, the Shuttle and the ASRock have identical Processors, but the Shuttle has Nforce2 chipset with Dual channel ram, the ASRock has SIS chipset with Single channel Ram, and the ASRock takes 7 minutes longer than the Shuttle to do one frame in a p1134_RIBO_FSpeptide_EXT protien. That's 18% longer. The one big glaring difference is Dual channel Ram VS Single channel Ram. I know Dual channel Ram is supposed to be faster, but I was surprised at 18% faster.
And BTW, it is because of YOU that I am buying another Mother Board. Got to keep up with the Jones', or in this case, the Pithes. Thank Goodness my dedicated folders are all running Linux. That's $100 plus I'm not spending on Operating Systems. I've been reading Mark Foster's thread, and ShineySteve's thread, and I am thinking about trying to set up one Linux box as a server, and all the other dedicated folders would be diskless and headless and boot from the server. Cuts down on hard drive costs, monitor & keyboard costs, and uses less power. Each dedicated folder would then be a MoBo, CPU, CPU heat sink/fan, RAM, and a power supply.