The BP6 has proven itself a very worthwhile addition to
your hardware upgrade list, provided of course that you are going to need such a
piece of hardware. Bragging rights aside, you are looking at a 20% performance
increase by having dual processors. Now, this can come in very handy in certain
situations. Running an entire operating system under another operating system is
very cool, and very useful. It keeps you from having to boot over and over.
Running two processors in a situation like that
can mean the difference between decent performance and unbearable performance on
both your host and hosted operating system. Quake 3 and I'm sure many more
titles to come will support multiple processors. 20% performance increase is a
considerable amount especially for the hardcore gamer who wants every last frame
he can squeeze out of his game system. Dual processor setups can also benefit 3D
artists, designers, and programmers who use high end software that actually
support dual processors.
If we were talking about having to purchase a
Pentium II/III or Xeon dual processor setup, just for a 20% increase would be a
waste in my opinion. But getting dirt cheap dual Celerons for 20% performance
increase doesn't sound so bad. The BP6 is a very stable, high quality,
inexpensive dual processor motherboard. If you have a legitimate need for it,
then by all means, I highly recommend it. Kudos to ABIT for yet another awesome
product. Let's hope Intel doesn't rain on your parade.