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Re: About the computational power of g4 machines

On Sat, 16 May 2009 04:59:50 -0300
Rog__rio Brito <rbrito@ime.usp.br> wrote:

> Hi.
> 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?
> http://images.apple.com/movies/us/hd_gallery/gl1800/480p/gilmour_480p.mov
> http://images.apple.com/movies/us/hd_gallery/gl1800/720p/gilmour_720p.mov
> http://images.apple.com/movies/us/hd_gallery/gl1800/1080p/gilmour_1080p.mov
> If anybody could test it under other clocks (say, using the different
> governors/frequency scaling), it would be very informative.

I can't get the 480p to play past the 30 second mark. It just slows to
a crawl and I just see still images.

This is on a 500MHz G4 with ATI Rage mobility M3 (8MB VRAM I think).

But works great for everything else. Compiling sometimes take a while.
e.g. compiling something like webkit-1.1.3 takes 6-7 hours.

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