[rescue] x86 power question

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Tue Nov 14 17:02:45 CST 2006

Magnus wrote:
>> The *laptop* I'm working on right now has *four times* as much space in 
>> its *video memory* as my first *hard drive*.
>> That's ridiculous.
> Yeah but how many frames grabbed from a modern video game could fit on 
> that hard drive?

Uncompressed?  Probably not even one.  Who cares?

> How many frames is that newfangled card rendering per second, at obscene 
> resolutions (1600x1200 or higher)?

70?  75?  Who cares?  Is the machine making me substantially more 
productive than my old machine did?  Maybe.  Enough to justify that kind 
of increase?  Probably not.

Peace...  Sridhar

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