[rescue] Re: SGI Onyx4 - uses ATI graphics chips (sigh)

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Fri Aug 22 12:28:54 CDT 2003

On Fri, Aug 22, 2003 at 01:02:52PM -0400, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
> All this is logical... however, once processed, the difference in 
> display on a 24 bit display vs a 32 bit color dispaly is probably
> imperceptable.... and didn't this whole thread start on what the
> display was displaying... not what amount of significant bits were
> used in processing ??? or is my memory dropping bits ?

My point was, starting out with 32-bit or 48-bit data probably keeps
rounding and other cumulative processing errors and noise below the
'noise floor' perceptible by the human eye on a 24-bit display.

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