danluu btfo's modern computers

1 Name: Anonymous 2017-12-24 23:35
It’s a bit absurd that a modern gaming machine running at 4,000x the speed of an apple 2, with a CPU that has 500,000x as many transistors (with a GPU that has 2,000,000x as many transistors) can maybe manage the same latency as an apple 2 in very carefully coded applications if we have a monitor with nearly 3x the refresh rate. It’s perhaps even more absurd that the default configuration of the powerspec g405, which had the fastest single-threaded performance you could get until October 2017, had more latency from keyboard-to-screen than sending a packet around the world.
2 Name: Anonymous 2017-12-26 03:34
wow, really makes you think
3 Name: Anonymous 2017-12-27 12:36
It's not absurd at all. Do you honestly believe that moving an exponentially higher amount of data is going to have comparable latency metrics as moving smaller amount of data in a more limited computer environment. The contemporary high performance machines are going to produce a higher amount of data throughput, this is guaranteed. In certain circumstances, this high throughput environment can lead to overall performance metrics.
4 Name: Anonymous 2017-12-27 23:49
Yeah, but you can run Oregon Trail really fast now.
5 Name: Anonymous 2017-12-27 23:59
I died of dysentry
6 Name: Anonymous 2018-01-01 17:07
Complaints about modern performance should be focused on software, not hardware. Case in point: Electron.
7 Name: Steve 2018-01-01 23:02
i have the power of god AND anime on my side

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