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From: zaitcev@lab.ipmce.su (Pete A. Zaitcev)
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 1995 10:43:33 +0300
>Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 18:40:59 +0100
>From: Andreas Busse <andy@soft-n-hard.de>
>

> > About the G364 - doesn't anybody feel like hacking a real console for it?
> > I hacked the support for the Acer and without benchmarks I'd say the
> > speed difference is by a factor of several hundred times.
>
>Well, Ralf, you forgot that there is _NO_ text mode. You're always
>in graphics mode, and there's no way out. 

The same situation is on a Sun SPARC. As far as I can tell the speed is
"acceptable" and it depends from the CPU speed. I beleive it is possible
to render bitmapped characters on current CPUs with a decent speed.

Pete

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