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Martin, I'll have a look at running the benchmark as you suggest. I can't do it right now as I am posting this from my Iyonix using Konqueror under Debian Linux, installed on my Iyonix today. Be interesting to see how well it works. The Penguin lives! I am happy to try to help you with your article if I can. I do not consider the A6 to be in any way a competitor of the Iyonix, but years of experience in software engineering have taught me that benchmarks need to be handled with care. They do not always show what you expect, and in the case of graphics related tests I'm not sure what is revealed by comparing the graphics performance of a standard SARPC with machines that have separate graohics cards (in the way that the particular machine uses them). I think that for the most part comparing the graphics performance of a PC running RISC OS under emulation against Iyonix will mostly show the relative performance of the graphics cards, nothing to do with CPU power or the efiiciency of the emulator. The RPC on the other hand, uses the CPU to do most of the work, and therefore graphics performace will relate directly to CPU speed (compare ARM 600, ARM 700 and SARPC for example). This is not so for the Iyonix or the "hybrids".

Martin

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