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Re: video (and more)

To: riscy@pyramid.com
Subject: Re: video (and more)
From: Mark Hahn <hahn@neurocog.lrdc.pitt.edu>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1993 15:46:43 -0500 (EDT)
In-reply-to: <9307011622.AA25975@gatekeeper.sierra.nl> from "Wim van den Berge" at Jul 1, 93 06:22:28 pm
Wim van den Berge said:
> Personaly I think you're wrong, I think there is plenty to be gained from
> a graphics solution which contains a hardware BITBLT and LINE DRAW engine.
> If I remember correctly these two functions comprise between 50 and 85 percent
> of the overhead in a non accelerated windows environment. That a lot, even 
> for the fast MIPS CPU.

Nope.  Read the papers; the critical path is ALWAYS memory bandwidth,
and the r3k solution will, if anything, have a better memory interface.

regards, Mark Hahn.
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