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Subject: Re: [LAU]
Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 11:24 pm

On 31/05/12 2:58 AM, Robin Gareus wrote:

I don't have any benchmarks handy to back myself up, but everything I've
read about Atom CPUs tells me that they're substantially slower than any
of the Core series CPUs. Atom uses a very simple, in-order design that
sacrifices performance for power-efficiency -- I definitely wouldn't
recommend one for any application where you suspect CPU power might be a

FWIW, I've found that the dual-core 1.7Ghz Core i5 in my laptop beats
the older dual-core 3Ghz Core 2 Duo in my desktop by about 15-25%,
particularly in multi-threaded applications (compiling Ardour 3, in this
case). I'd bet that even that old Core 2 Duo is easily twice as fast per
Ghz as an Atom. These modern Core chips are *fast*!

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[LAU] , Sciss, (Wed May 30, 1:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] , Robin Gareus, (Wed May 30, 3:59 pm)
Re: [LAU] , Sciss, (Wed May 30, 4:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] , Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Thu May 31, 5:17 am)
Re: [LAU] , Joshua D. Boyd, (Fri Jun 1, 5:39 am)
Re: [LAU] , Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Fri Jun 1, 3:46 pm)
Re: [LAU] , Robin Gareus, (Thu May 31, 11:14 am)
Re: [LAU] , S. Massy, (Thu May 31, 3:57 pm)
Re: [LAU] , Robin Gareus, (Wed May 30, 4:58 pm)
Re: [LAU] , Leigh Dyer, (Wed May 30, 11:24 pm)
Re: [LAU] , Egor Sanin, (Wed May 30, 6:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] , Kelly Hirai, (Wed May 30, 5:56 pm)
Re: [LAU] , Egor Sanin, (Wed May 30, 3:58 pm)
Re: [LAU] , Sciss, (Wed May 30, 4:08 pm)