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Old 08 December 2012, 12:16   #40
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Originally Posted by UberFreak View Post
What I found out is, that most demos in the last 5 years or so, need more than a 50Mhz 060 to run acceptably smooth.
Think about it - how many 060 owners are out there?
How many of them have overclocked 060?
The answer is probably very little, and personally I wont risk overclocking ancient (and expensive) hardware that can die any minute.

So in the end, I still have to watch many demos (hello Elude) on an emulator, as they look more like slide-shows on a real 060 in most cases

Is there a real reason for this?
I'd really like to hear opinions of actual demo coders
Well, there are many 060-demos that are going to have bad framerate no matter what speed the cpu runs at

At least for me the problem is that I have an overclocked 060 (66MHz), so that's the only 060-board I can test my demos on. So even if my stuff runs okayish on my board, they will run worse on 50MHz. If the prices of these boards weren't so ridiculous I would buy another one and keep it at 50Mhz

Also, sometimes it feels really stupid trying to optimize your routines to the max knowing that 99% of all the viewers will watch the demo in an emulator or a video captured from an emulator.
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