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Re: mp3 players

Probably... I'm somewhat sure that decoding mp3s is a mixture of
integer and FPU ops, which would mean that Intel or AMD would do
a lot better than Cyrix.


On Wed, 29 Oct 1997, Paul Miller wrote:

> On Wed, 29 Oct 1997, Simon's Mailing List Account wrote:
> > I don't know about CPU usage, but mpg123 only uses ~20% or less of
> > my Pentium classic 133, and has good playback quality...
> hmm.. I have a Cyrix 166+/64 EDO and an old SB16, I get around 45%
> usuage.. Perhaps this is the fault of my Cyrix chip?
> -Paul

Simon Karpen		slk@shodor.org
Sysadmin, Shodor Education Foundation

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