[OT] Audiophile Question

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at public.gmane.org
Tue Jul 28 14:07:27 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 06:04:07AM -0400, Stephen wrote:
> Tyler Aviss wrote:
>> Just a question about the PS3. What's the Linux like, and what can you
>> actually do with it? Are there proper video drivers etc?
> You get a full blown Linux. Video is 1080p

2D video.  No 3D access at all.  Decent performance 2D, but 2D only.

> The only real limit is due to the memory of the PS3, only 512mb

And since that is 256MB for the CPU and 256MB for graphics, you really
only have 256MB, and because linux runs in a virtual machine essentially
on the PS3, you actually get 212MB in linux.

> I connect mine to my Linux server where my music library is, and play  
> through my sound system

Of course being about 3.2GHz but an in order powerpc design, it performs
similarly to a 1.6GHz G4.  Now if you write code to take advantage of
the SPEs, then performance becomes very impresive.

Len Sorensen
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