Just upgraded from Sun Ultra 40M2 desktop to MSI Titan notebook

Discussion in 'Desktop Hardware' started by etcetera, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. etcetera

    etcetera Notebook Consultant

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    I ran Sun Ultra 40 M2 for about 10 years... It was a high-end workstation circa 2007.
    Dual CPUs, tons of RAM. Never had performance issues with anything. A RAID of commercial-grade 15.5K disks. It was fast, and still is as a matter of fact. Had a nice (at the time) video card and run a Dell Ultrasharp 27" 2560x1440 monitor. That display is nice, not exactly 4K but nice. I could easily run anything like 2.5K resolution via youtube. I don't game however so don't know if the CPU/GPU would fall on their faces during some intense program. It was frankly irrelevant to me.

    I only recently upgraded to a MSI Titan GT80 SLI and the huge noticeable improvement is made by SSD, the second bottleneck that I had in the Sun Ultra 40M2 was the Graphics card, it couldn't run 4K. That plus the USB ports were wearing out and of course lack of any video/audio, etc. huge power consumption with this data center type machine.
    Oh and 4 minute boots with noisy disks.
    And the thing weighted close to 40 lbs it seemed. Going to a 10 lbs Titan feels like a featherweight.


    Last edited: Aug 18, 2017

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