English Amiga Board


Go Back   English Amiga Board > Main > Amiga scene

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 13 June 2005, 19:01   #61
Bamiga2002
BlizzardPPC'less

Bamiga2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Finland
Age: 40
Posts: 3,211
Send a message via MSN to Bamiga2002
I thought i saw this few years ago, so here might be an explanation for G-Rex being inferior to Mediator and not so fast as you thought it would be Keropi:

http://www.elbox.com/news_00_09_21.html
Bamiga2002 is offline  
AdSense AdSense  
Old 15 June 2005, 01:26   #62
Mad-Matt
Longplayer

Mad-Matt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Lincoln / UK
Age: 38
Posts: 1,580
Send a message via ICQ to Mad-Matt Send a message via MSN to Mad-Matt
heh, most of that is elbox marketing crap.

mediator sucks badly for gfx. It may have more developed drivers, but the ppc card dierect bus offeres so much more speed then can be gotten over the zorro-II bus the med uses.

I have voodoo 3 and 5 connected to mediator and its no where near as fast as even the bvision. with 040 running the show a soundcard,network card is slower on med then even a pcmcia network card and paula. The mediator is not by anymeans fast and relighs on cpu power to push data around with the limited bandwidth available on the zorro-ii bus.

If i could get a grex real cheap, id be there in a flash, but atm id rarther use paula,pcmcia and bvision for best speed and usability (voodoo3 offeres no 15bit modes making amigaamp w3d plugins useless and nightlong amongst other things, and voodoo5 cant work in bigendian modes - cant play wo2097).
Mad-Matt is offline  
Old 15 June 2005, 22:38   #63
Bamiga2002
BlizzardPPC'less

Bamiga2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Finland
Age: 40
Posts: 3,211
Send a message via MSN to Bamiga2002
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad-Matt
I have voodoo 3 and 5 connected to mediator and its no where near as fast as even the bvision. with 040 running the show a soundcard,network card is slower on med then even a pcmcia network card and paula. The mediator is not by anymeans fast and relighs on cpu power to push data around with the limited bandwidth available on the zorro-ii bus.
You gotta be kidding, surely Mediator + Voodoo 3 or 5 is faster than BVision. I've read several test results about this. You must have something wrong with your setup, settings or old drivers etc.
Bamiga2002 is offline  
Old 15 June 2005, 22:52   #64
AMIGAZ
Amiga-Mad
AMIGAZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Sweden
Age: 40
Posts: 1,286
Send a message via ICQ to AMIGAZ
Totally agree.
Remember there was a discussion about this at Amiga.org and there's a website with benchmatks concerning this but can't find it at the moment so I can post the link (arghh)
AMIGAZ is offline  
Old 16 June 2005, 12:21   #65
Mad-Matt
Longplayer

Mad-Matt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Lincoln / UK
Age: 38
Posts: 1,580
Send a message via ICQ to Mad-Matt Send a message via MSN to Mad-Matt
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bamiga2002
You gotta be kidding, surely Mediator + Voodoo 3 or 5 is faster than BVision. I've read several test results about this. You must have something wrong with your setup, settings or old drivers etc.
what makes it so wrong ? the bvision has access to a much faster bus then the mediator can provide. the 040 just cant push the data fast enough and p96 is frankly crap compared to cgx (infact p96 relies on its cgxv3 emulation to get anything done).

Im using the latest drivers from elbox for the MMCD, and Medconfig is used to config. ppc is heavely bottlenecked by the mediator, which makes w3d games slower too. In my opinion the med is only worth concidering if you have an 060 based accelerator to push the data around at a decent speed. Its simply no fun on 040/25, the Bvision/Pcmcia and paula is a more responsive/faster system in this case . (Although pcmcia network does cause my system to freeze alot even with cc fix )
Mad-Matt is offline  
Old 17 June 2005, 07:26   #66
Bamiga2002
BlizzardPPC'less

Bamiga2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Finland
Age: 40
Posts: 3,211
Send a message via MSN to Bamiga2002
Yes, maybe your results may be disappointing with a 040. The test results i read were tested with a blizzard ppc 060, which i also have. So mediator speed is dependable on the 68k processor, hmm.....
Bamiga2002 is offline  
AdSense AdSense  
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Joining the fray knight76 Member Introductions 5 17 October 2012 05:30
Since joining EAB..... Djay Amiga scene 19 12 May 2011 16:41
Would anybody be interested in a Blizzard PPC card? Gavilan MarketPlace 14 23 February 2009 14:29
first posting, later joining?? mai project.EAB 10 12 December 2008 20:03
Any interested in buying NEW PPC and 68K accelerators for A1200? keropi MarketPlace 8 23 February 2005 01:20

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:09.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Page generated in 0.23465 seconds with 11 queries