View Full Version : 1.26GHz "Tualatin" Box On the Way!
Well I figured out how to get the 1.26GHz server version of the P3 Tualatin. This is the one with 512K L2 cache. I ordered a server from Dell, and when it get's here I'll just pull the chip and sell the server on Ebay with a regular P3 :D
I doubt it will perform as well as my AMD boxes, but I just couldn't resist having the last incarnation of the original Pentium core. Arguably one of the most enduring processor architectures ever. Little changed since 1995, and still able to compete clock for clock with the latest and greatest, not to mention making the P4 look like a joke.
08-09-01, 09:02 AM
If you really don't like it, you can sell it to me :)
Really, how much did you pay for the DELL server?
(Thinking about selling a kidney to get two Tualatins 1.26GHz 512 Kb L2)
08-09-01, 11:05 AM
What's the big hype about the tulatins?? why is everyone so gaga over them??:confused: Didn't the palamino mp as well as the t-bird both over run them in all the benchmarks?? could've swore they did.. By the way how much l2 cache is on the new palaminos?? are they up to 512 yet??
08-09-01, 11:22 AM
As far as know, Tualamins will produce less heat, that alone will make them oc better. I have seen a post somewhere showing a Japanesse using liquid Nitrogen to reach 2.0 GHz with a Tualatin. Also, the PIII@1.26 with DDR is hitting the 1.7 PIV and the 1.2 Athon.
Impressive when a 3 year technology (core) meets a new one(0.13 micron).
I'll take two to go please. I'm just waiting for Iwill, if they are going to upgrade the DVD-266R to the VIA Apollo 266T chipset, and I'll be happy to buy one. Paired with Mushkin DDR (I don't know yet if High 2100 or 2400 DDR) I expect a rain of 5 h WU to come in my way :)
08-09-01, 04:05 PM
Just to mention the cost of a Tualatin 1.26 GHz with 512 Kb of L2 cache:
Intel Dual PIII Tualatin 1.26GHz 512K CPU and Fan $970
Intel PIII Tualatin 1.26GHz 512K CPU and Fan $485
Intel PIII Tualatin 1.2GHz CPU and Fan $325 (I don't know if this has a 512 Kb cache but its chaper)
Actually the Tualatin with 512 cache outperforms the Athlon (not the Palomino core) A friend of mine works at Philips EMT, and was able to get a sample to play with. He easily overclocked it to 1400 and it ran Seti about as fast as an Athlon @ 1600. All of that is due to the extra cache of course.
Man I wish I had seen the deal for dual Tualatins at the next night store. I'm thinking of cancelling the order with Dell. I ordered the server with only one cpu, and that was $2400. They wanted another $1000 for the second cpu.
I'm not gaga over the Tualatin, but I think it's interesting. My Athlon boxes surpass it pretty easily. It's a shame that AMD won't offer a larger cache version. I think a Palomino with 512K cache would rock, but they won't do it. Maybe they will when they go to .13 micron.
08-09-01, 05:25 PM
I think the biggest reason for not seeing 512k cache on Palomino or most other AMD chips is to keep the cost down. Just sharing a little thought.
08-09-01, 06:03 PM
Your signature is cool maestro, lol roflmwao :p
It would be really cool if they outfitted some Palominos with very large caches like the xeons used to offer. I bet a 1.4GHz Palomino with a 2MB cache would rock in a server config. I'm sure they haven't done it yet because of cost, but I would think it might be viable when they do their next die shrink.
08-10-01, 01:08 PM
Yo tc, whats up with all your boxes? are you a multimillionaire or something? ;) If you are i would reccomend you getting a Itanium based system! I wanna see how many wu's those procs can turn out!
08-10-01, 01:17 PM
i think he may be some kind of IT tycoon :)
and about the itanium:give him some time......
and by all reports they arent 'that' fast
Already thought about the Itanium :D HP has a workstation with a 733, but it's $7000. Really not worth it at all. Bear in mind the Itanium sucks running 32 bit code, and there's no 64 bit XP port yet. Of course I guess Linux would work... but think about all the dual athlon boxes you could build for 7 grand. Actually I don't think Linux would work because Itanium uses a different instruction set from a x86 architecture. Very long instruction word computing I believe they call it, bascially a twist on some stuff that's been around.
08-11-01, 08:58 PM
Hmmn interesting, Well now that were on the subject of expensive computers, about how fast is your alpha tc? Is it very good at crunching seti wu's, is there any way to overclock alpha's?
The alpha makes everything else look like a joke from an efficiency standpoint. At 600MHz it averages about 9 hours. You could possibly overclock a 533 to 600 if you had a motherboard that supports the 600 MHz chip. The speed settings are jumpered. Even the old used stuff is still kind of pricey.
08-12-01, 03:08 PM
hmmn thats sounds pretty good, well, Ive seen some on ebay going for about $500 I think it was a 533. maybe I will save up and git me one!
Well just be sure you know it either has to run NT 4.0 for Alpha, or Alpha Linux. You can't run 9x or 2000 on it. XP 64 might work.
hey tc, check www.windowsxp.nu for a release date on the 64-bit version of XP. they are usually pretty good on their dates from my experince with them.
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