Re: Alpha NT machines-Any experience?

From: Leonel Graša (
Date: Wed May 14 1997 - 11:02:22 EEST

michael rees wrote:
> I'm considering my next hardware upgrade. I'm looking very closely at
> the alpha risc units because of their amazing speed. As well there's a
> company building 500mhz alpha boxes with great features for under $6000.
> Does anyone have experience with the alpha chips and windows NT? My
> major concern is that its too bleeding edge. The softare that I use is
> optimized for the alpha and the graphics cards have open gl support.As
> well they only build the units with either the matrox millenium graphics
> cards or the symmetric glyder tx. Anyone have experience with these? The
> price and speed look to good to be true and I'm irresisitably tempted!!!
> Any experience you can share would be helpful.


My advise is to benchmark those using laarge files. I mean laaarge files!

On Alphastations, the chip processes fast, ok. It might go up to 700MHz (I heard).

Once the data is needed out of the chip, (ports, graghic cards) things realy slow down (I heard)!

Tip: check for a chip on a optimized arquitecture like SGI.

Greetings to you all

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