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Offline paolone

Re: Performance?
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2011, 04:29:50 PM »
Quote from: Amiga_Nut;625960
Off topic a bit, but I used to play full screen standard 700mb DVDrips on a 266mhz P2 mobile processor with just 192mb RAM. It did have the Mobility Rage Pro ATI mobile chipset however but this is far inferior to any desktop machine's GPU card in 100s of Mhz CPU speed.

That was with Windows 98.

I went from my former 400 MHz K6 processor to a nice faster 1GHz Athlon when I saw how it played DVD rips, and you're arguing that a 266 MHz mobile P2 would have been enough? Please don't go on kidding: in order to play movies encoded at decent bitrates without loosing frames, you need power.

On the other hand, my old G3/400 iBook performed enough well with DivX videos, but it skipped frames too. I should remove a little dust from it and try it again...
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Offline vidarh

Re: Performance?
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2011, 04:34:44 PM »
Quote from: paolone;626015
I went from my former 400 MHz K6 processor to a nice faster 1GHz Athlon when I saw how it played DVD rips, and you're arguing that a 266 MHz mobile P2 would have been enough?


He said he had a Mobility Rage Pro GPU - it has hardware video decoding support. Makes all the difference.
 

Offline Iggy

Re: Performance?
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2011, 05:43:44 PM »
Quote from: vidarh;626017
He said he had a Mobility Rage Pro GPU - it has hardware video decoding support. Makes all the difference.

Well, I've owned a few Rage 128 pro cards (including a couple of the relatively rare higher clocked ones) and I've got to agree that a 266MHz PII would be pushing it.
It wouldn't take much to see dropped frames on that type of system.
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Offline mt12345

Re: Performance?
« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2011, 10:18:48 PM »
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[Originally Posted by mt12345]
   [Forget it. I'll go for 8500/9000]

Yep, much better performance than the 7000. Right now probably the two best options


9000 or 9200?
I heard that 9000 works better but 9200 has 128MB...
 

Offline Iggy

Re: Performance?
« Reply #34 on: March 31, 2011, 11:02:31 PM »
Quote from: mt12345;626369
9000 or 9200?
I heard that 9000 works better but 9200 has 128MB...

Identical except the 9200 is an AGP8X part (and therefore is found in PCs and requires flashing and taping pins 3 and 11).
The 9000 is available as a 128MB card too.
The 8500 is faster and with its slower derivative the 8500LE/9100 also has more texture units and vertex shaders.
However, the Apple 8500 only has 64MB so any PC card flashed with an Apple BIOS will also be limited to 64MB (regardless of the built in memory).

Avoid the 9200SE or the 9250 which has a 64bit memory bus and is slower.
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Offline mt12345

Re: Performance?
« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2011, 01:22:59 AM »
Quote from: Iggy;625204

When compared to an Efika, a 400Mhz Powermac with 512MB of memory would definitely be superior.


What is Efika's CPU, actually? I read somewhere that it's comparable to (or based on)  603e.