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

Le Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 04:26:27PM +0200, Michel Dänzer a écrit :
> On Tue, 2008-08-05 at 23:17 +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> > Another example I have is a map website by Yahoo Japan:
> > http://map.yahoo.co.jp/pl?type=scroll&lat=35.35961995&lon=138.73361576&sc=7&mode=map&pointer=on
> > With Iceweasel it is slow on G5 and fluid on Intel.
> With the same graphics card and drivers?

Good point.

A last example to explain the feeling of slowness: aptitude. To avoid
differences in package lists, I ran `aptitude full-update' in an up to
date sid cowbuilder (yes, there can be smarter system for benchmark, but
on the other hands we can expect some kind of standardness). On a dual
2GHz G5, the command takes around 4.1 seconds to complete. On a Core2Duo
2 GHz (amd64), it takes around 1.5 seconds.

With my lack of technical knowledge, I am obviously going nowhere. But I
hope that I can trigger the curiosity of somebody who would eventually
find "someting missing" in the default config of powerpc machines…

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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