processor vs. connection speed

Michael Kankiewicz (mkankiewicz@ns.wzrd.com)
Thu, 17 Apr 1997 12:17:56 -0400 (EDT)


I hope you cu experts can help me understand something. That is, the
importance of your computer's power vs. the quality of your internet
connect?

What aspects of cu are most effected by the quality of the connection, and
which aspects are most effected by the computer's power?

Send speed? Receive speed? Audio? Video quality?

At work I have a reasonable machine (PMac 84mhz) and a great connect
(T1?). I get pretty good results. At home I have a very slow machine
(25mhz Mac '030) and 28.8. If I upgrade the home machine to say, PMac
120, what aspects of cu would improve, if any at all, considering the 28.8
modem connection. Would going up to 160 or 180 make any difference over
120?

Thanks in advance for any insight.
Michael