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

geek-inside

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]

From CPU MHz /
IPS
Socket RAM O.S Mainboard Video Card Sound Disks Notes
1993 Intel i486DX 50 /
41 IPS
1 4MB
612€
Win95 ??? ??? ???? 40MB Total cost was 1700€
1997 Dual Core Intel Celeron 450x2 / 
990 IPS x 2
  128MB
150€
BEOS
WINNT4
DFI dual processor ATI
Rage 128
??? 540MB  
2000 AMD Duron 700 /
2076 IPS
A 1024MB
(PC133)
SuSE
WIN2000
ASUS AN8VX NVIDIA
TNT Ultra 2 
NVIDIA
Geforce GTS2 64MB
OnBoard NVIDIA 80GB  
2003 AMD
Athlon
XP
1800 /
5340 IPS
A 1536MB
(PC133)
SuSE
WINXP
ASUS AN8VX NVIDIA
Geforce
FX1200
256MB
OnBoard NVIDIA 160GB cheap upgrade from previous
2005 AMD Athlon 64 
3000+
Venice
94€
2000 /
7707 IPS
939 1536MB
(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
LG775 4 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 before 3.2TB same as before
2017                 40TB  

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