Hi! I wrote to another thread (http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showt...t=23447&page=6) about my experiences of the power consumption improvements, and only afterwards I remembered this article. I know that Thinkpad is frugal with power, but the consumption measured here is a lot less than on my HP NC8430, so I'd like to see where this test computer arrives with fglrx on Lenny or Ubuntu Hardy plus on Windows, just to compare. At the moment I'm really satisfied with the power management's temperature control, but not that satisfied with the power consumption that is practically double of that of Windows.
So +1 for comparison request with fglrx (and Windows, if possible)
I was wondering, is there anyway to volunteer to help get some enhancements for 5xxx mobile GPUs moving forward?
I have an Acer laptop (manu # LX PMB02 171), which has an ATI HD5650 GPU, and the battery on my laptop seems to chew through quite fast, and I get the feeling this is probably due a lot to my GPU running at full speed the entire time.
The cpu monitoring apps show CPU speed drops back to 1.2Ghz, which is what I'd expect with an i5.
So as per the comment above about lack of access to a laptop with these cards in them, is it possible to volunteer to test?
If you are very lucky you can disable the ati card in bios and use the one integrated in the i5. Then you can even decode h264 (up to l5.1) with vaapi when you run this script on a distro with 2.6.35 kernel and libdrm 2.4.21 (like u maverick, d squeeze could be partially upgraded too).
The 4550 is what i use for testing xvba - always when i swap it with a 5670 i only see artefacts. Penumbra is not really a demanding game. I like to compare Unigine Heaven Win+Linux - for that i need a hd 5 card. I do not play games on my ati test box, i have got a system with Nv 8800 gts 512 if needed - sadly no gtx 460 (or gts 450).