View Full Version : Hardware syncing speeds?

01-11-2010, 02:58 PM
My dad is old and stuff but he brought up something that I thought was interesting..

He said today's computers aren't synced up speed wise compared to older computers when it comes to ram,bus speed,drives etc..

Like for example an old computer:

133mhz bus
133mhz ram
133mhz drives

My computer for example:

2.6GHZ bus(5200MT/s)
12.5GB/s ram(DDR3 1600)
SATA 3Gb/s(300MB/s)

He claims that if today's computers were in sync like the older ones that would run better..lol


01-11-2010, 03:27 PM
Ask your dad if his car would run better if the engine had the same RPM as the tires. Different clockspeeds complicates things, but it's nothing a decent "gearbox" can't take care of.

Besides, I don't think there ever was a computer with every part running at the same clockspeed. The 286 expansion slots for instance ran at 8MHz while processor and memory could run at 10, 12 or 16MHz.