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OldOfEvil
04-21-04, 04:29 AM
I remember a while back reading an article that compared nVidia vs. ATi 2d speed. IIRC the nVidia cards stomped the ATi ones. Anyone know if this has changed with newer hardware and drivers. What about Matrox, I know they've traditionally always had awesome 2d quality, but what about speed.

MontoyaSG
04-21-04, 06:28 AM
how do you benchmark 2d performance btw??

Pafet
04-21-04, 09:18 AM
What IS 2d speed ...? like in RTS games? cause I dont think 2D graphics can be an issue on any current system.
Only 2D apps I use are emulators and those are CPU limited anyways so...

Oh and , nice avatar MontoyaSG :)

jolle
04-21-04, 09:36 AM
perhaps something like huge brushes in Photoshop?
that might be all CPU dependant for all i know tho...

You usually got some 2d acceleration on the desktop in XP, like
hardware cursor, alpha blending and that type of features to speed
things up i think..
might not be something you can tell the difference with, if not measured
in benchmarks of sorts perhaps...

Ruined
04-21-04, 10:55 AM
a lot of cool winamp visualizers use 2d-only effects