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History of the past

History of the past

I will try to keep an history of all my previous machine on this page…yes it is just a nerd/geek behavior…

In 15 years…

  • Cost in euro are in green, are similar in amount, you just get more size, disk, speed for your buck
  • 1208 times more IPS and my PC is still sometimes hanging (In order Vista, XP, #Linux I look at you) 🙁
  • 81 times more disk space!
  • Power consumption 360 watts today 🙁
  • PC are still slower than what I expect…

Instructions per second (IPS) is a measure of a computer’s processor speed. Many reported IPS
values have represented “peak” execution rates on artificial instruction sequences with few branches,
whereas realistic workloads consist of a mix of instructions and even applications, some of which take
longer to execute than others. The performance of the memory hierarchy also greatly affects processor
performance, an issue barely considered in MIPS calculations. Because of these problems, researchers
created standardized tests such as SPECint to (maybe) measure the real effective performance in
commonly used applications, and raw IPS has fallen into disuse. [WikiPedia]

FromCPUMHz /
IPS
SocketRAMO.SMain boardVideo CardSoundDisksNotes
1993Intel i486DX50 /
41 IPS
14MB
612€
Win95??????????40MBTotal cost was 1700€
1997Dual Core Intel Celeron450×2 / 
990 IPS x 2
 128MB
150€
BEOS
WINNT4
DFI dual processorATI
Rage 128
???540MB 
2000AMD Duron700 /
2076 IPS
A1024MB
(PC133)
SuSE
WIN2000
ASUS AN8VXNVIDIA
TNT Ultra 2 
NVIDIA
Geforce GTS2 64MB
OnBoard NVIDIA80GB 
2003AMD
Athlon
XP
1800 /
5340 IPS
A1536MB
(PC133)
SuSE
WINXP
ASUS AN8VXNVIDIA
Geforce
FX1200
256MB
OnBoard NVIDIA160GBcheap upgrade from previous
2005AMD Athlon 64 
3000+
Venice
94€
2000 /
7707 IPS
9391536MB
(PC133)
OpenSuSE
WINXP
ASUS A8N-VM CSM,
mATX,
NVIDIA 6150/430
66€
OnBoard
NVIDIA 6130
Creative Sound Blaster
X-Fi Platinum, 24/96
158€
3.2TB

 

4  x  Maxtor 7L300R0 MaxLine III, 7200rpm, 16MB, 300GB
391€
+
2 x Maxtor 7L300S0 MaxLine III, 7200rpm, 16MB, 300GB

3 x WD Caviar RE, 7200rpm, 8MB, 320GB
+
WD Caviar RE2 GP, 7200, 16MB, 1TB
216€
=
1.4TB Raid5 +
+
100GB  Raid5
+
1TB JBOD +
720GB JBOD USB

Promise SuperTrak EX8350, SATA2, 8 Channel. SATA RAID 0,1,5,6
339€
2008
2011
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 2x6MB
220€
2660 /
49534 IPS
LG7754 GB

Mushkin XP2-8800 2x2GB
(DDR2-1100)
104€
OpenSuSE
WINXP
ASUS P5Q-E,
Intel P45,

 

118€

ASUS EAH4850, HTDI/512M/A, PCI-E 2.0, 512MB GDDR3
152€
same as before3.2TBsame as before
2017        40TB 

About The Author

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.

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