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AW: [linrad] Linrad on Pentium Pro?
Koellner Guenter wrote:
>you are answering my question!
>Which processor, later than the Pentium-Pro, does then have the MMX instructions? Pentium-II for example?
>My current situation is that I have several "scrap" computers of which I want to sell a few for cheap money and I do want to hold the one which is most useful for Linrad. So I think my Pentium-MMX 166 is much better to hold it.
>Thanks a lot,
The Pentium II and higher all have MMX instructions. I am not sure what
the best alternative is for you ... I like the Pentium Pro for mostly
emotional reasons. I can remember dreaming of one when they first
became available in the mid 1990's. Now I have one at home with _dual_
Pentium Pro's. This system cost about 5500 USD in 1997, but now maybe
would get 55 USD on eBay today!
I run the system to process output from a Kenwood TS-850 ... and a
Pentium Pro running at 200 MHz does not work hard processing it with
linrad ... I think around 10 or 20 percent processor utilization. I
don't think the MMX instructions are all that important unless you will
be running wider bandwidths than 20 kHz.
So for Linrad it will be hard to make a bad choice of "scrap" computer.
Choose the quietest one!