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Re: [vox-tech] utter confusion about graphics



On Wed, Nov 15, 2000 at 08:46:58AM -0800, Henry House wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 14, 2000 at 11:12:13PM -0800, Bill Broadley wrote:
> > With all this said, I figure I'd mention that nvidia's driver for xfree86-4.0
> > is working very well for me in both 2d and 3d on my $110 ish geforce 2 MX
> > card.  The voodoo3 cards are also a pretty good deal for the money
> > and work well in 2d and 3d.
> 
> How does all this relate to non-realtime rendering? E.g., offloading batch
> rendering jobs to the video processors to spare the CPU. (I'm fairly certain
> that SGI render farms work this way. The result of the rendering is saved to
> disk, not displayed and thrown away.)

It doesn't.  Video cheat to a much greater degree, no raytracing let alone
radiosity is done.

> Also, is there any such thing as hardware accelerated ghostscript? (Though
> the pipeline to the video is probably the bottleneck for me, rather that the
> CPU cycles needed to render a few outline fonts.)

Heh, well display postscript on the next has it's own cpu... but since
then no.  Just get better cpu's, hell even Ghz athlons are only
$250.

--
Bill


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