Re: About the computational power of g4 machines
Am Samstag 16 Mai 2009 09:59:50 schrieb Rogério Brito:
> I have the opportunity to buy an iBook G4 800MHz so that i can continue
> working with Debian + PowerPC.
> I have two questions, which I list below.
> On May 12 2009, drz wrote:
> > Anybody tried this out on a powerbook g4 (1.33Ghz here):
> Is one machine of these able to play the videos listed below?
1080p is not viewable here (with compiz activated, didnt try without, graphics
hardware see below)
720p is perfect.
> If anybody could test it under other clocks (say, using the different
> governors/frequency scaling), it would be very informative.
> Another question: is a Radeon 7500 mobility with 32MB of VRAM able to
> use compiz and similars?
I guess this will be a little too less for compiz, but I dont really know.
(my PB G4 has a radeon 9700, rv350 chip). But I have a Dell notebook with a
9000 mobility, rv250) and as I ran early versions of compiz it worked, but was
a little laggy, so I had no real fun with it slowing down the system.
If you can get your fingers on a 1,33 Ghz version, try that for more graphics
power, its a perfect machine. ;) I youre not into gaming no normal user needs
Used Powerbooks are unbelievable expensive, even my 5 year old PB (ebay: over
500 € still, you get a first class used PC notebook for that amount). The used
Apple Notebooks seem to be a pretty good investment ;).
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