[linux-audio-user] moterhboard and sound card advise

Veronica Merryfield veronica.merryfield at tesco.net
Fri Jul 2 04:56:35 EDT 2004


It seems to me, then, that it would be worth recompiling and building the
kernel up with the intel compiler, assuming I get a pentium4 system, hence
you previous comment

>Well, if you can build your modules yourself or get Pentium-4 builds
>of your software, the Pentium4 offers a ferocious DSP bang for the
>buck, even older versions like the Rev-A Northwoods (400-533 FSB).

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Veronica Merryfield, somewhere in Cambridgeshire, UK




----- Original Message -----
From: "Malcolm Baldridge" <linux-audio at paypc.com>
To: "A list for linux audio users" <linux-audio-user at music.columbia.edu>
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2004 6:54 AM
Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] moterhboard and sound card advise


> By the way, here's a "real world" example of the performance benefits to
> using the Intel compiler on a "real" program which doesn't seem an obvious
> beneficiary from Pentium 4 optimisation:
>
>
<http://dev.mysql.com/tech-resources/articles/intel-compiler-casestudy-mysql
.pdf>
>
> These are serious gains, people.
>
> It's like cranking up the clockspeed from 3GHz to 3.6-4.2GHz for just one
> additional line in your configure command. [*]
>
> If you're tired of CPUs which give nuclear reactors a run for the thermal
> dissipation money and false economies of "cheaper" CPUs, I think you'll be
> very pleasantly surprised by 800FSB P4 performance.
>
> =MB=
>
> [*] Intel C Compiler is free to download and use but you cannot ship a
> commercial product built with it without paying for a licence.
>
> --
> A focus on Quality.
>



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