Software development, .Net, SQL Server, TDD, Agile, Community and other Odds and Sods
Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Think Your PC has a Fast CPU?
I'm in the process of putting together the spec. for a new PC using one of the new Intel i7 chips, the Quad core 920 2.66MHz. I've been holding off until they (and the motherboards) fall out of the premium price bracket, which due to the less than stellar Aussie Dollar, is taking a bit longer than expected. I was interested how the top end CPUs compared and came across this very interesting benchmark graph. (OK, I know benchmarks should be taken cum grano salis)
Check out that quad Opteron 8354. Sweet!
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com