This benchmark was for Lame and the results indicate that the i5 660, i5 661, and the i7 870 all tied for first when encoding audio from wav format to mp3 format. They all outperformed the i7 980x. Lame is obviously not SMP for more than 2 cores. I said something to this effect back… Continue reading Tom’s Hardware benchmark confirms i5 660, i5 661, i7 870 faster than i7 980x.
Test Results I have often read that Fedora Logical RAID has better performance characteristics than a “BIOS” or “FAKE” RAID. That may be true in some cases. Today I dispelled that myth in regards to Nvidia BIOS RAID0 versus Fedora Logical RAID0. The test results were identical. Results were obtained with the latest Fedora 12… Continue reading Nvidia “Fake” RAID0 identical in speed to Fedora 12 Soft RAID.
There are several files available from the following server for the fix related to “Slow” kickoff application launcher response. Download After installing the necessary files, my symptoms with this issue abated. This was not an issue when using the default nouveau driver. I am using the nvidia driver via the methods suggested by leigh123linux at… Continue reading Howto: Fedora 12 slow kickoff solution
There is now a way to install F11 x64 or i686 on a Nvidia or Intel ICH10R RAID that was initially created using Windows. Install Fedora 9 x64 or i686 from the Full install DVD. Partition as needed. Once that is complete, use a minimal install set for Fedora 9. We do this for the… Continue reading Howto: Fedora 11 “SoftRAID”
Fedora 11 x64 as it is currently is not capable of creating a partition on a ICH10R or Nvidia C55 RAID array. Fedora 10 x64 is also impacted. Fedora 9 x64 works as expected. I hope this saves a few of you some grief in attempting the installation.
There was a press release from Nvidia related to the performance differences between Intel Core 2 Duo, and Intel i7 processors. Basically they observed that the Core 2 Duo was just as fast in real world games tests. They just published this article last week. I published documented findings to this same effect back on… Continue reading Pick up the slack Nvidia.