[rescue] Advice on Octanes
kurt at k-huhn.com
Tue Sep 23 11:34:03 CDT 2003
On Tue, 23 Sep 2003 08:02:31 -0400 (EDT)
> I admit it, grin... i play with xmame on my Octane
> about once a week or so. It runs great by itself, but
> on my R10k 225mhz, if i attempt to actually do anything
> else while playing SF2 Alpha (under xmame) then it
> grinds down to an unusable frame rate. Even just
> downloading a file or two with Netscape 4.x will give
> these results.
Hmm. That's odd. I admit, though, I don't run xmame - but I'm getting
> And of course with the 225mhz R10k, doing any type of
> 3D rendering reminds me of time long past. This is my
> main workstation(at home) these days, so some time next
> year i'm planning on sinking ~$1500 into a model with a
> bit more CPU grunt.
Really? MY R10k-195 stomped all over a P3-800 doing rendering - well,
until you started doing radiosity anway. But for plain ray tracing, the
Octane was a champ. The R12k, as you can imagine, is a significant
Kurt "You're all bastards! MTV sucks! We hates you all!"
kurt at k-huhn.com -- Gollum
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