I am also considering whether and how to do some multitasking tests, as a number of sites have attempted. I am a little bit wary of creating a too-artificial scenario or doing something that's just not measurable and repeatable. If you have any suggestions for ways that you actually multitask right now that seem to hammer the CPU and cause slowdowns on a single-processor system, please let me know. The ideal scenario would include a task we could time with reasonable accuracy.
For the record, the multitasking stuff probably won't make it into the initial P4 XE 840 review. I'll probably save it for a future article.
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