[LAU] Box under £400

Kelly Hirai khirai at ongaku.isa-geek.net
Wed May 30 17:56:08 UTC 2012

found some benchmarks here:

atoms are way slower than the i series. i have 3 atom 330 boxes around
the house with fanless power supplies. i do love quiet, and they were
cheep, but they are about 4-5 times slower than my i5-2410M laptop when
doing gentoo updates. still, i can read 8 channels of audio 24/96 from
my 1010lt in ardour. i get reasonably small buffers for live stereo
csound processing too. but no heavy lifting.


On 05/30/12 12:58, Robin Gareus wrote:
> On 05/30/2012 06:21 PM, Sciss wrote:
> [..]
>> thanks for the link and the info. so you think atom processors are
>> fine enough? the latency actually doesn't matter in my case. i'm more
>> worried that i'm going to through a lot of CPU heavy stuff on it, as
>> this will run experimental software I wrote myself (and I won't have
>> any time for performance tuning of the software itself).
> Really hard to tell. esp. for audio applications. I also have no clue
> how efficient supercollider is..
> Are you using supernova to make use of multiple cores?
> As rule of thumb: Atom CPUs processing power is comparable to that of an
> i3 of the same clock-freq. But most Atom chipsets lack some CPU features
> - e.g virtualization support. Yet Atom != Atom and i3 != i3 ; it really
> depends on the model. I suppose the only way to tell is to try..
> What I really like about Atom CPUs for audio is that they can run fan-less.
> best,
> robin
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