can your pc/laptop beat a 10 year old server

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My laptop is 18 years old and my PC is at least 5 years old...
 
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Seriously Define server, define laptop... Define task, define whether it is computational intensive,I/O intensive, amenable to parallel numerical processing a la Graphics card CUDA ,

Alternativeky .. define your terms if if beating is the 100metres dash, the 25year old laptop wins hands down..,.. carrying a tower computer is slower than carrying a laptop.
 
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,.. carrying a tower computer is slower than carrying a laptop.
Can't say I notice any progress.
I do most of my work through RDP or SSH any way.
 

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Can't say I notice any progress.
I do most of my work through RDP or SSH any way.
I used my laptop as a VNC viewer with a free VNC server on the machines I needed to control, amazing what you can do with 192 Mo of RAM :)
 

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Seriously Define server, define laptop... Define task, define whether it is computational intensive,I/O intensive, amenable to parallel numerical processing a la Graphics card CUDA ,

Alternativeky .. define your terms if if beating is the 100metres dash, the 25year old laptop wins hands down..,.. carrying a tower computer is slower than carrying a laptop.
cinebence test is for pure cpu power nothing else ;)
 

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Mine switches on and I can check my emails etc
When it stops doing that I will worry lol
 
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cinebence test is for pure cpu power nothing else ;)
.. but which CPU power, as i have said a CUDA programmed application using all the cores in a graphics card can outperform virtually any could. .. that is why those bitcoin miners covet them.
 

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Mine turns on and works, all I need to know.
 
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it dont work like that as it goes on the hashrate it can do so the more of them that comes on line it makes the difficulty more harder thus less hashrate the longer it mines for.

so in 3 months it could be a door stop where as a gfx card can still be sold on and have a use.

the point is my cpus are ten years old and can be bought for 40 quid each so if you can get a socket 1366 mobo x58 and over clock it it wont be that far off what you can buy today for a lot more money.

sure it wont have usb 3 pcie 3 or nvme support and leds everywhere but it will be way cheaper than a new system just use more power.
 

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920 score for a 2018 mac pro and look at the price pmsl ;)
 

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sure it wont have usb 3 pcie 3 or nvme support and leds everywhere but it will be way cheaper than a new system just use more power.
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The power reduction, and increased portability, are the major advantages... There will not be any major increases in cpu operational speed, but larger caches and secondary caches will increase throughput
 

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The power reduction, and increased portability, are the major advantages... There will not be any major increases in cpu operational speed, but larger caches and secondary caches will increase throughput
I'd say how you cool your CPU and GPU is the key...
 
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well it can kick a 6k mac book pros ass and not thermal throttle lower than a 2017 one ill get me one of these.:D

 

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well it can kick a 6k mac book pros ass and not thermal throttle lower than a 2017 one ill get me one of these.:D
if I need speed for my laptop, I would hook up an external GPU.
 

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