[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Apr 30 13:32:43 CDT 2004

On Apr 30, 2004, at 1:59 PM, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
>>> You think that machine is as fast as my Athlon PC with nVidia 
>>> graphics
>>> on desktop applications?
>>> I think the graphics are the primary problem.  My low end, outdated
>>> nVidia GF2 is faster than most Creators you are likely to get in an 
>>> eBay
>>> sale.
>> 3D is a requirement for your desktop applications?
> I didn't say 3D, I said 'nVidia' and you assumed 3D.

   Was it not you who complained about the 3D performance when saying 
that Suns are "slower" than PCs?

> nVidia has a very fast 2D engine as well.

   Eh...I've not been impressed (mine is a GF2) but perhaps it's not 
configured for any sort of acceleration.  I rarely use that machine at 
the console.

> Also, the 3D hardware has functions which can be used to accelerate 2D
> operations.  New releases of X use it for speeding up things like alpha
> channels and fonts, and Apple has done the same thing too by having
> OpenGL accelerate parts of their GUI code.

   ...which is pretty damn cool.


Dave McGuire          "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL          reboot and upgrade."    -Jonathan Patschke

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