My interest lies in what the difference might be between the Arrandale setups and these newer ones. This article referenced the previous article about the Clarkdale performance, but it's how well the GPU can do even with a low-power CPU that I'm curious about. I tried digging around a bit on openbenchmarking.org but I couldn't seem to actually find any, for example, i3-330UM tests.
I mean, it's all well and good that the latest and greatest Intel chipsets perform so well for video playback, but in cases like for http://www.system76.com/product_info...roducts_id=106 I'd like to know if an ultraportable that's purely Intel (and thus can be purely blob-free) is up to the task.
I mean, I'd hope so; I play 1080p video all the time on my PIII 600mHz and all it has in it is a GeForce 8400GS, heh, but that's all that computer needs to do; for something like a laptop carried around every day, I'd rather not have to deal with closed-source drivers.
Well I started downloading the raw pngs for ED. I'll see what I can come up with for some samples encoded at various levels. I'll also see about creating a VC1 version as well as possible a WebM version.
make sure you grab and use the very latest x264/ffmpeg git pull's though not some antiquated distro package from last year
To get A vs B comparisons you need the same clip. To do this you also have this clip freely available without any potential legal whiplash from the content creator/owner.
You will not, granted you possess the clip.
So if A/B==gfx cards of same owner, owning the clip and only publishing the results - its not a problem.
But if A/B==different people with different machines they will all be required to license the clip, its logical. Yes, thats what Michael told me.
And if we create such clip - from big buck bunny lower bitrate h264 as source or multiple big buck bunny screens rendered from one lower bitrate formats into new file especially for phoronix test? It won't be commercial encode, the source is also free - should be no problem. Of course it will require some location to be buffered on the internet.
What do you think?