[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: comparing x86 and powerpc laptops

El mié, 09 de 04 de 2003 a las 13:31, Edward G. Speyer escribió:
> On 9 Apr 2003, florian wrote:
> > i know that you cant really measure the overall performance in mhz. but
> > after all i think its for sure that a 1ghz powerbook would not be as
> > fast as a 2ghz x86 laptop, or?
> ...and on top of this, is it the case the gcc does more optimisation
> voodoo for x86-like architectures than it does for PowerPC?
> I currently own an iBook2, and have often wondered if it would have been a
> better plan to go for a laptop with support for `multimedia' activities
> (e.g. Altivec in a G4), and also whether I would have a copy of gcc that
> would allow me to take advantage of such hardware.

gcc take advantage of altivec.

Also, think that Apple has the gcc compiler as the default compiler for
MacOSX, so they will improve it if it's not as good as it should.


> Ed
Carlos Perelló Marín
Debian GNU/Linux Sid (PowerPC)
Linux Registered User #121232
mailto:carlos@pemas.net || mailto:carlos@gnome.org
Valencia - Spain

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: Esta parte del mensaje =?ISO-8859-1?Q?est=E1?= firmada digitalmente

Reply to: