[mythtv-users] Intel vs AMD for Myth - dual core....

Andrew Close aclose at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 15:47:06 UTC 2005

On 6/28/05, Isaac Richards <ijr at case.edu> wrote:
> On Thursday 23 June 2005 11:58 pm, Dave wrote:
> > Judging from the benchmarks, it appears that AMD has a performance
> > advantage over Intel once dual-core becomes mainstream (assuming that
> > the encoding performance in these benchmarks will be roughly
> > equivalent to MPEG-2 decoding performance)
> >
> > Guess we'll have to wait until some of us can get our hands on them to
> > know for sure.
> Just a small followup on this.
> I finally got most of the parts for my new dev machine yesterday, and put it
> together last night.  It's got an Athlon 64 X2 4400+.  =)  My old dev box was
> an Athlon XP 1800+.  Quite a jump in speed, though I haven't checked
> processor usage during playback yet.
> 1800+, doing a full recompile of mythtv (no plugins): 48 minutes
> 4400+, doing the exact same thing: 6 minutes
> Not the best benchmark in the world, but I tend to spend quite a bit of my
> time recompiling Myth.  And, granted, I've got Ubuntu Breezy on the new
> machine, so it's running GCC 4.0 (there's a bit of a speed increase in c++ vs
> GCC 3.3), but... it's still pretty damn fast. =)

does this mean we may see (more) optimizations for Myth on AMD64 in
the future?  just curious.  it would be nice to take advantage of 64
bit processing if the hardware and OS make it available...

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