GMA500 vs. G3 software render
al.dunsmuir at sympatico.ca
Thu May 3 17:07:10 UTC 2012
On Thursday, May 3, 2012, 12:52:13 PM, Adam wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-05-03 at 10:05 -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
>> So if we want to blacklist low performers, okay, that's a thing we can
>> do I suppose. Where do we draw the line?
> 'anything Atom is slow as hell' would be an obvious win, I suspect. If
> your baseline of acceptable performance is 'Core and up', I think we can
> be pretty confident that Atom is not going to make it.
I personally believe that blacklisting based on CPU capacity is wrong.
Blacklisting might have the side effect of blocking future Atom CPUs
(perhaps in a multi-CPU configuration) with a better performance
story. It certainly eliminates any pressure to further improve the
Perhaps a given setup it may be slow, but blacklisting is a
non-configurable and arbitrary way to prevent users from making that
choice on their own.
I am personally using some 32-bit Pentium 4 (desktop and laptop
systems. My hardware. My choice.
Someone who has a reason to use a given configuration may be more
motivated to be patient than a developer who is used to the latest and
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