AGP Graphics (Wishlist)

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dude

Jan 31, 1999, 12:37am
I don't claim to know much about this paticular subject but is there anyway
to implement the use of the AGP graphics port used in some of the newer
puters?
A special DLL like MMX uses? I'm pretty sure it can't be done now but are
there any plans to add this to the arsenal for better FPS ?

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Jan 31, 1999, 1:17am
The AGP (accelerated graphics port) video card and motherboard's AGP slot already take advantage of the AGP bus without explicit software support, I believe. AGP will increase the frame rate over a PCI-based video card, but I don't believe it's a significant increase, especially when using the RenderWare software rendering drivers.

[View Quote] > I don't claim to know much about this paticular subject but is there anyway
> to implement the use of the AGP graphics port used in some of the newer
> puters?
> A special DLL like MMX uses? I'm pretty sure it can't be done now but are
> there any plans to add this to the arsenal for better FPS ?

andras sarkozy

Jan 31, 1999, 5:45am
[View Quote] > The AGP (accelerated graphics port) video card and motherboard's AGP slot already take advantage of the AGP bus without explicit software support, I believe.

No - it did not. NT4 does not support it while Windows2000 does (which means video driver).

> AGP will increase the frame rate over a PCI-based video card, but I don't believe it's a significant increase, especially when using the RenderWare software rendering drivers.
>

It will increase a lot because the video data will reside within the CPU main memory and not on a relatively slow bus.

>
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Jan 31, 1999, 5:58am
[View Quote] [View Quote] Well of COURSE the VIDEO DRIVER has to support the hardware, silly; but no EXPLICIT support in PROGRAMS is necessary.

>
> It will increase a lot because the video data will reside within the CPU main memory and not on a relatively slow bus.

And you've noticed a significant difference in AW when using an AGP vs PCI video card in the same system?

andras sarkozy

Jan 31, 1999, 7:06am
[View Quote] [View Quote] Yes - I did. I had about %50 increase - but I did change back to my PCI card to experiment more.

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