[RC5] Performance on P-IV

Peter Cordes peter at llama.nslug.ns.ca
Tue May 15 01:36:42 EDT 2001

On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 05:21:03PM +0100, Andreas D. Landmark wrote:
> At 14.05.2001 07:20, you wrote:
> >"Andreas D. Landmark" wrote:
> >
> > > I've thought about the same thing, but I came to the conclusion that the
> > > amount of
> > > time spent on fixed power by StrongARM devices is hardly worth the effort
> > > of porting
> > > the client....
> >
> >Nah my car battery could power a StrongARM running rc5 and mp3 decoding 
> >for months.
> >
> >BTW, the client was ported ages ago.
> Your car battery is charged when you drive, and your car battery is a _bit_ 
> bigger than
> most StrongARM devices use... most ARM/StrongARM devices are palms and 
> sub-notebooks...

 Some random perf numbers: IIRC, a StrongARM (or maybe this was for XScale
(newer generation of StrongARM)) at 200MHz uses 55 mW of power.  That'll run
for a long time, and the screen probably dominates the power usage whenever
it's on.

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