[mythtv-users] Intel vs AMD for Myth - dual core....
ijr at case.edu
Tue Jun 28 15:38:56 UTC 2005
On Thursday 23 June 2005 11:58 pm, Dave wrote:
> Judging from the benchmarks, it appears that AMD has a performance
> advantage over Intel once dual-core becomes mainstream (assuming that
> the encoding performance in these benchmarks will be roughly
> equivalent to MPEG-2 decoding performance)
> Guess we'll have to wait until some of us can get our hands on them to
> know for sure.
Just a small followup on this.
I finally got most of the parts for my new dev machine yesterday, and put it
together last night. It's got an Athlon 64 X2 4400+. =) My old dev box was
an Athlon XP 1800+. Quite a jump in speed, though I haven't checked
processor usage during playback yet.
1800+, doing a full recompile of mythtv (no plugins): 48 minutes
4400+, doing the exact same thing: 6 minutes
Not the best benchmark in the world, but I tend to spend quite a bit of my
time recompiling Myth. And, granted, I've got Ubuntu Breezy on the new
machine, so it's running GCC 4.0 (there's a bit of a speed increase in c++ vs
GCC 3.3), but... it's still pretty damn fast. =)
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