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Ronski

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Re: Computer performance
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2022, 11:10:23 PM »

Nice result, and very good upload speed on the second one. I'd love to have FTTP available, but unfortunately stuck with FTTC or Virgin, so Virgin it is.

i5-6500T (4 core/4 threads), full speed test result, hits about 80% on all cores
i5-2405s (4 core/4 threads) full speed test result, briefly hits 100% then drops to about 80% on all cores
i5-10600 (6 cores/12 threads), full speed test result, can't say it makes any difference
3900x (12 cores/24 threads), full speed test result, can't say it makes any difference
Xeon E5-2699V3 (18 cores / 36 Threads), full speed test, can't say it makes any difference

Yes I do have far too many computers, there are two other PC's, a couple of laptops, and a couple three more that are passing through.
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Alex Atkin UK

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Re: Computer performance
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2022, 02:15:22 AM »

I certainly wouldn't be picking a PC based on a web browser speed test. ;)  However I would be upgrading from Celerons purely for how much faster using websites will be.

I do have a huge selection of PCs though.

I recently upgraded my mum from an i5 2500k AIO to an Intel NUC i5 8259U.
My Torrent box is an i5 8250U (was going to be a spare appliance for in case my router dies or needs more cores once on FTTP).
My AI video upscaler box is an i5 4690.
My AI photo upscaler box is the Mac Mini M1.
Main desktop an i9 9900k.
Gaming PC a Ryzen 9 5950X.
Portable AI upscaler is the Macbook Pro (M1 Pro).
My server has the i5 8600k.
Windows laptop has an i7 8750H.
Spare Windows laptop (intending to send to a friend in Texas if I can ever figure out how to ship it safely) a Ryzen 2500U.

Not to mention a few CPUs knocking around that are worth practically nothing as its quite hard to find motherboards for now.  For example I upgraded the AIO from an i3 for the better GPU.  A couple of Rasberry Pis knocking around I never got round to using for anything.
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Terry74

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Re: Computer performance
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2022, 02:37:08 PM »

Just a small addendum to complete this thread, I recently bought, off ebay, an HP EliteDesk 800 G2 mini PC with i5 6500 processor.  An Ex business machine with 16GB of memory. So, 4 cores @ 3.2GHz which seems to perform nicely. Discarded the Windows 11 which came with it and loaded Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
This managed to perform the speed test showing >500Mb/s down and >70Mb/s up whilst utilising about 40% on all 4 cores.

So, I guess that the answer to my original question of necessary spec to perform these tests lies somewhere between my 2014 Celeron 2957U and this 2016 i5 6th generation processor. More modern processors will have no difficulty at all.

Regards to all who helpfully replied
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Alex Atkin UK

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Re: Computer performance
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2022, 06:25:32 PM »

Yeah that's 6.7 times the speed of the Celeron in multi-threaded workloads, 2.7x for single-threaded.  That's got to feel a lot nicer to use.
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Re: Computer performance
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2022, 06:37:33 PM »

But Jo sees all these little plaques from others plastered around the technical web sites like "Kitz.co.uk" showing 944Mb/s down and 110Mb/s up and wonders why he's not able to reproduce something similar.
He wants that plaque.
Jo has his plaque now  :)
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Terry74

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Re: Computer performance
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2022, 03:33:13 PM »

Hi Alex
Yes, Firefox opens in 2 secs instead of 10secs previously, so much nicer to use. Thanks for the actual speed difference. I figured twice for the doubled clock speed plus a bit more for the double number of cores.

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Hi Craigski,
That made me smile!!! Thanks for that.

Best Wishes to both
Terry
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Alex Atkin UK

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Re: Computer performance
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2022, 03:56:09 PM »

Thanks for the actual speed difference. I figured twice for the doubled clock speed plus a bit more for the double number of cores.

That's based on CPU Mark benchmark but its a reasonable estimate IMO for common workloads.
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Re: Computer performance
« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2022, 05:14:56 PM »

Hi Ronski,
We live in the wilds of Norfolk. We only got 30Mb/s (on a good day) FTTC in 2018 before that it was 4Mb/s ADSL which gradually improved with changes of modems, filters etc to a usable 8Mb/s. Then in Jan 2020 Openreach announced Fibre First towns and to our surprise, Watton was on the list.
We watched them cable up the lanes but it wasn't until Nov 2021 that FTTP became a reality. It then took until Jan 2022 and a couple of failed attempts before it arrived at my house.
So you never know!! One day it may come your way. Here's hoping.

Best Wishes
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Ronski

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Re: Computer performance
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2022, 09:50:22 PM »

Thanks, hopefully one day Openreach will install FTTP, but I get the feeling it will be some time yet, at least we have decent speeds albeit with VM.

PS nice speed test.
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