- Nov 6, 2009
have you tested one recently?No, it's still absurdly slow. Even web browsing would be a painful experience on that.
A GPU that supports hardware acceleration for browser and video, which should be every DX10 card, will also do alot to bring such old PCs up to speed.have you tested one recently?
I haven't, but, I have a Pentium 4 2.4 with OC to 3GHz from 2002 (single channel DDR and all), and while it's very slow, I can browse websites on Chrome kind of OK enough, and even play 360P youtube videos at normal speed!
think the AXP could kind of keep up with that, certainly a slow machine, but it can load webpages and run videos (youtube runs at 720P30 full speed using VLC, web broswer is way worse with just 360P)
I'm sure someone would feel Ok running one of these for emails, MS office and reading news.
obviously when dealing with such ancient tech my expectations are different, I'm not claiming it's good, but if you want it can be used, biggest barrier is having enough ram and storage that is not extremely slow at some point.