Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2636 from 2003/2/24
Is it just me or does the benchmark differences not look all that impressive? It's faster yes, but for the most part not all that much.
Looking at it through 2016-glasses, I'd say it's about on par with all other PPC stuff from more than a decade ago. Who cares what is slightly faster or slower in one or another area of mesurement, when the situation in total is so off the charts behind? The rest of the world moved several dimensions
ahead since these performance levels were relevant in desktop computing.Quote:
> It's faster yes
...for (non-SIMD) integer operations. For floating point and memory speed, it seems to be the other way round.
Hm yeah, and SIMD, floating point and memory are kind of essential for many day to day things, like codex encoding/decoding and other "multimedia" situations, not to mention rendering, image processing, etc.
Can the X5000 (single core) decode and display 1080p x.264 streams in CPU/SW?Quote:
If it wasn't that expensive it could make a nice G5 replacement system. Same speed league as the G5, but low energy uptake and new board (no leaky cooling, no dust, fresh caps, etc.). But for that price...
But *it is* that expensive! So the "if only" kind of falls flat...
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