cendres at videotron.ca
Sat Feb 14 08:26:50 PST 2004
On February 14, 2004 11:12 am, Jörg W Mittag wrote:
> Actually, it seems that the limiting factor is bus bandwith, not CPU power.
> (ISA won't handle 100 MBit/s and PCI won't handle 1 GBit/s.) This is
> especially true, if you don't use extra-cheap Taiwanese NICs, that don't
> even have buffers and generate one interrupt for each and every frame they
> receive, but even the slowest Pentium II should be able to saturate
> multiple 100 MBit/s Ethernet links using RealTek NICs.
Yes, I forgot to mention; my 486dx4/100 and pentium90mhz are almost identical
in CPU speed, but the 486 uses isa network cards, while the pentium uses pci.
The pci card make a lot of difference.
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