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Re: Poor performance of G5 on GNOME's CPU benchmarks.

On Sun, Aug 03, 2008 at 05:32:26PM +0200, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> 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

Which x86 binaries?

> whereas the powerpc binaries tend not to have VMX/Altivec optimizations.

You need an CPU which supports Altivec first. Most of them does not.


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