Question Would you help me rank these old PCs by performance?

LeeJenson

Novice Member
Hi ,

I have three old PCs - could I ask the forum please to help me rank them by performance, as this will help me repurpose them...

Model​

Novatech PC-1078

CPU​

LGA775 socket for Intel Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Duo, Pentium Dual-Core Pentium 4 Extreme Edition (90nm), Pentium D, Pentium 4 Processors

Motherboard​

FOXCONN
G31MX/G31MX-S/G31MX-K/46GMX-S

Memory​

2 x 240-pin DIMM slots
Supports Dual-Channel DDR2 800/667 (for G31)
Supports Dual-channel DDR2 667/533 (for 946GZ)
Supports up to 4 GB

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Model​

FUJITSU ESPRIMO P400

CPU​

2.90 gigahertz Intel Pentium G645
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
3072 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded

Motherboard​

Board: FUJITSU D2990-A2 S26361-D2990-A2
Serial Number: B21DA6B0
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
UEFI: FUJITSU // American Megatrends Inc. V4.6.5.3
R1.20.0 for D2990-A2x 10/30/2012

Memory​

1928 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
Slot ‘DIMM 1A’ has 2048 MB (serial number 05347ACA)
Slot ‘DIMM 1B’ is Empty

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Model​

Vento

CPU​

2.50 gigahertz Intel Celeron E3300
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded

Motherboard​

Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
P5KPL-AM EPU x.0x
Serial Number: MT7006040314595
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 0415 02/04/2010

Memory​

2040 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
Slot ‘DIMM A1’ has 2048 MB
Slot ‘DIMM B1’ is Empty

Thanks
Lee
 

EndlessWaves

Distinguished Member
Performance in which application or workload?

You haven't given any detail about CPU or memory for the first one so we can only tell the general age of the system, it's the same age as the last one. The cheap motherboard suggests it's probably another low end system like the other two.

The middle one is newer than the other two. Circa 2012 instead of circa 2008 so I'd expect it to be generally faster.
 

LeeJenson

Novice Member
Hi EndlessWaves,

I can't access the Novatech, so I could only copy from the manuals. Oh, I never thought of using the dates, I just got overwhelmed with all the figures, thanks.

I'm thinking about a Direct Play Linux Plex Server

Thanks
Lee
 
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EndlessWaves

Distinguished Member
Figures are often not comparable across different designs anyway.

For basic file/media server functionality they should all do the job, pick whichever is smallest/lower power consumption.

IIRC the Sandy Bridge Pentium didn't get Quicksync so it won't help with on the fly transcoding but it is more likely to have gigabit ethernet.
 

ChuckMountain

Distinguished Member
Yes 100w on 24/7 a day will cost more than a £100 a year. Used to be £100 but electricity prices are going up and up.

This can often take something you want to repurpose to a whole new cost level
 

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