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Re: Any love for AM2?

The E8600 is powerful enough that 264 and VP9 acceleration aren't even necessary, unless of course you want 4K. My E8600 w/ GMA X4500HD can handle VP9 at 1080p/60 or 1440p/30 in Chrome quite nicely. I'm seeing nothing wrong with Win10 GUI performance either. Of course, having dual-channel DDR3-1333 …

Re: Any love for AM2?

jmarsh wrote on 2020-02-14, 02:35: swaaye wrote on 2020-02-14, 01:32: Phenom doesn't support SSE 4.1 and that has been a problem with some software. Most of the C2D lineup doesn't support it either, only the later 45nm chips. Good point. I don't have a lot of experience with the issue, but it comes …

Re: Any love for AM2?

Intel chipsets are certainly superior to what AM2 has going for it. I upgraded some work and co-worker LGA 775 machines to E8600 a couple years back. The CPUs are so cheap it's silly. Performance might as well be a modern machine for the most part. I also grabbed some cheap second hand GPUs for some …

Re: Any love for AM2?

I maintain 3 AM2 machines. One at work, two with coworkers. All are Phenom II X2 or X4 based now. I'd steer clear of AMD AM2 chipsets. I find them to be a touch flaky. The IGPs seem to bring in the occasional BSOD and the southbridge disk controller seems questionable. Reading the release notes of …

Re: Athlon XP meets PCI Express Adapter

Does 66 MHz PCI actually happen on a desktop board? PCI as a graphics bottleneck is an interesting question. If bus transfers become significant it will get ugly, but most old games might do quite well. You have a lot of local memory so textures should all be on the card.

Re: AGPx4 AGPx8 what really takes advantage of it?

ATI's software Truform processing on non-R200 cards. Anything which "supports" Truform but isn't a Radeon 8500 or 9100. There is a huge increase in AGP traffic because the CPU is partially doing the geometry processing. You will see a substantial bus bottleneck at AGP 2x, some at 4x, but by 8x it …

Re: Nvidia Turing GPU scaling

2D games can be scaled by other means in many cases. DOSBOX has various scalers for example. Also, monitors often do more than just a linear scale and look sharper than GPU scaling. Ideally you probably want some kind of integer scaling of the pixels so there is no blurring. Unless that's not the …

Re: S3D GLQuake - any real value in it?

It's probably not that much different than Verite V1000 in the end. V1000 only ran Quake because Rendition and id put a ton of effort into writing a renderer specifically to work around the limits of the chip. It isn't really capable of running GLQuake. S3 didn't have that kind of attention for …

Re: New forum suggestions/Feedback

in Milliways
Interesting thing here. The new site causes Android Firefox to crash/freeze on two tablets I use. The site won't even fully load. Seems related to the display driver or the OS perhaps. HP Pro Slate 8 (Qualcomm Adreno 330) and Teclast T8 (PowerVR GX6250). Works ok on my Pixel (Adreno 530). Probably …

Re: New forum suggestions/Feedback

in Milliways
Interesting thing here. The new site causes Android Firefox to crash/freeze on two tablets I use. The site won't even fully load. Seems related to the display driver or the OS perhaps. HP Pro Slate 8 (Qualcomm Adreno 330) and Teclast T8 (PowerVR GX6250). Works ok on my Pixel (Adreno 530). Probably …

Re: Fix aspect ratio on Nvidia drivers.

Fun with DVI. You never know what to expect. Cards, monitors, OS and drivers all affect the results. I picked up an EDID emulator in order to be able to force different monitor profiles. It allows old single link cards to work with my dual link 1440p monitor for example. But it's extraordinarily …

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