Paladin of the Pegasos
Posts: 1959 from 2003/6/4
Well, the use case defines the name. I watch more girls than "cases". But not what your nasty mind thinks (cough, cough) - I have two little girls a wife at home. Guess who's on most of my photos...
Altivec rocks with jpeg picture decompression, but a) G5 VMX should be compatible to Altivec hence the SIMD unit should get used, too.
b) Mplayer benefits from Altivec, too. But Mplayer gives the way better results on the G5.
I am not saying G4 Altivec per clock may not be faster, but the main difference - so my guess - is the throughput.
In my eyes, the _major_ benefit from the G5 is not the faster core of the cpu but the faster bus.
Whenever you're sad just remember the world is 4.543 billion years old and you somehow managed to exist at the same time as David Bowie.
...and Matthias , my friend - RIP