Houdini3.0 vs Houdini2.0
I gave Houdini3.0 a try just to see what the fuss was about.
- is much better at memory management. I can run it with 2GB RAM and CB only freezes up momentarily when I enter a new variation. I had to run Houdini2.0 with 1GB RAM to limit the freezing up of CB.
- is stronger in the one position I tested from the Xmas Open.
Karacsonyi,G (1514) – Yip,M (2075)
Xmas Open (4), 29.12.2012
Black to Play
Here I resigned(after 32.Nd5+) seeing that white will win a piece.
Houdini2.0 had to go deeply into the line before seeing that black was slightly better. Houdini3.0 sees this right away and both programs made me feel silly for resigning.
Not scientific evidence but I am quite happy with Houdini3.0.