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[REBOL] Re: Amiga View text rendering (was rebol/view on a 486?)

From: chris:starforge at: 21-Jun-2001 18:52

#21-Jun-01# Message from *Anton*: Hi Anton,
> This "chunky2planar conversion is so cpu-expensive" > argument was debunked and proven by the guy who > ported Doom to the amiga.
No argument. Now tell me where I said it was CPU expensive please? A quote from my email: can bog an Amiga down regardless of processor: the bottleneck is the *CHIPRAM BUS*, *not* the *processor*, and the bus bottleneck has a serious impact on performance. I've gone through this argument 10,000 times and people just don't seem to get it. AGA is slow, old, massively underpowered, has a fill rate that makes a toddler look like a speed artist and it is tied to a system bus which runs ar a fixed 17Mhz (IIRC). You can have as speedy a processor as you want, but it can only shove those bits over the motherboard at a fraction of its speed, and *that* is what kills performance. Chris -- New sig in the works Explorer 2260, Designer and Coder -- One good reason why computers can do more work than people is that they never have to stop and answer the phone.