Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Confirm comment report request

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

 is a RISC OS Usermrtd on 31/1/04 10:47PM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Click on the button below to confirm you wish to flag up this comment to the website's administrators. Abuse of this service will be frowned upon and it should only be used to notify us of comments that are extremely distasteful, indecent or otherwise unlawful. If you disagree with an opinion expressed or fact stated in a comment, please take part in the debate rather than expect it to be removed.

Return to the drobe.co.uk front page

Details

Reporting user / IP: / 3.233.239.20
Comment GID: 8619
Timestamp: Sat, 14 Dec 2019 23:26:03 +0000

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • Being a DJ with RISC OS
    The people want entertaining. Jon Wright has the solution
     36 comments, latest by jonix on 25/11/03 10:42PM. Published: 22 Nov 2003

  • Random article

  • Artex issue TEK patch
    Downloadable update
     Discuss this. Published: 26 May 2002

  • Useful links

    News and media:
    IconbarMyRISCOSArcSiteRISCOScodeANSC.S.A.AnnounceArchiveQercusRiscWorldDrag'n'DropGAG-News

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    Dealers:
    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster

    Usergroups:
    WROCCRONENKACCIRUGSASAUGROUGOLRONWUGMUGWAUGGAGRISCOS.be

    Useful:
    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign


    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "I was going to say something then but I remembered you're a reporter. So I won't"
    Page generated in 0.0459 seconds.