On Friday 2009 January 09 18:16:43 Ron Johnson wrote: >On 01/09/09 17:23, Tzafrir Cohen wrote: >> On Fri, Jan 09, 2009 at 02:29:19PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote: >>> Even if watching a movie, a good video driver will shuffle as much as >>> possible to the GPU, reducing the *effective* benefit. While that are certainly old now, my 7800 GTXes weren't when I bought them and there still isn't any measurable offloading (of video en-/de-/re-/trans-coding) to them. You can tell you aren't using mesa-glx though. :) >> That's regardless of the CPU you use. >> There's still much transcoding involved. Does the video card transcode >> audio? > >I've never seen movie audio transcoding use 100% CPU. Maybe it wasn't just the audio, but I've definitely had 1080p/x264/5.1/mkv files crush my CPU. Ron is right though. Unless you have a specific application that is 100%-ing your CPU, you probably aren't going to experience a measurable speed-up when moving to 64-bits. In fact, you might be better off using a 64-bit kernel and 32-bit userland since the kernel can save values in the extra registers for the inevitable return from userspace. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. email@example.com ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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