well, i guess it's time to ask.....
cbergstrom at pathscale.com
Thu Aug 19 01:25:56 UTC 2010
Gary Kline wrote:
> ok guys,
> i have been waiting for [a] a better/faster/more generally useful
> computer as well as =mostly= cheaper unit. i figured i would wait
> until fall to ask, but it's close enough.
> can i watch a streamed movie on am atom [[[1.6ghz intel]]] chip.
(Disclaimer I work for a commercial compiler company)
If you experience problems with performance of Atom I would generally
not blame the processor. There are *zero* very well tuned compilers for
Atom that I'm aware of. Most are content that the compiler works good
enough(tm) and it's difficult (impossible) to get the low level timing
data details out of Intel. Unless you're hand writing inline asm
(*cough* ffmpeg) then it's certainly possible the code isn't optimized
well enough. Depending on what else the processor is busy with, codec
type and video size it should certainly possible to stream an "average"
sized movie with no problem. Now can it handle Blu-ray I doubt it...
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