Re: Are Sunblade 1000s slow?
David S. Miller wrote:
On Thu, 02 Oct 2003 12:19:54 -0500
Kent West <email@example.com> wrote:
Yeah, I wasn't too reliant on the GL numbers, but still 44 seems awfully
slow to me. I've tried using both the ATI driver and the fbdev driver
for xfree86, and I've tried both the with framebuffer and without
option; the only thing that changes is that it locks up the machine hard
forcing a power cycle to recover.
The ATI driver and fbdev have zero GL acceleration, it's all going
to be done in software. Getting 44 frames per second with zero
hardware acceleration is perfectly acceptable.
Ah, okay. So I'm right in that the Sunblade seems slower than my PIII.
Ah, this is the information I needed. I would've thought a sb1000
would've been considerably zippier than a 3-year old Pentium3 machine,
but what I'm hearing you say is that may not necessarily be the case.
But as mentioned in previous posts, even console-based activities seem
sluggish. Do this info look right?
You have a sb1000 with a faster cpu than even I do.
I use my sb1000 for all of my development, it is easily the fastest
sparc64 machine I have. It's slower than my multi-ghz athlon box of
Thanks for the input!