Re: Poor performance of G5 on GNOME's CPU benchmarks.
On Sun, 2008-08-03 at 11:53 +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> The result is that on some particular types of computations, the G5
> performs extremely bad: something like twice slower as an old 1.5 Ghz
> Celeron machine. For some other tests, the performances of the
> processors scale with the frequency.
Most likely, the x86 binaries tend to have optimizations for SSE/MMX
whereas the powerpc binaries tend not to have VMX/Altivec optimizations.
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