On 17 May 1997 12:09:18 GMT, "Paul O." <NOSPAM@netcomuk.co.uk> wrote: >> Robert Michael Roza, A.B.A. wrote in article ><01bc5e89$5a648980$c76dadce@cr >> c3.concentric.net>... > >> >Nothing is optimized or will be >> >for MMX exclusively (sorry). You should've spent your money more wisely >> >and bought a new graphics card w/ a Voodoo chipset in it. > >I have both a P200MMX and an Orchid Righteous card fitted in my system >(also with a Matrox Mystique which of course has LIMITED Direct3D >acceleration abilities). I recently purchased the RETAIL version of Moto >Racer (a game by Dephine) which IS optimised for the MMX (as are several >games and software applications). When I disable the Voodoo chipset (i.e. >leaving just the processor and Mystique too handle running the game) all I >notice is a deterioration (but not too a HUGE unplayable extent, i.e. lack >of bi-linear filtering, MIP mapping, etc.) in the graphics and a -slight- >decrease in overall speed. When a friend of mine with a P. Pro 200 ran the >game it was much more jerky even at a lower resolution and detail. This >implies to me that the MMX is doing a LOT of the work and is doing a great >job into the bargain. I'm in no way putting the 3Dfx down because the extra >detail it gives the game (without reducing the speed) is fantastic. But >adding this card alone to anything less than a P166 seems unworthy, it >makes sense to incorporate it with systems that are already quite >'capable'. So I disagree with the above posters comments about dumping the >MMX in favour of a Voodoo card, it really needs both. Ya I agree, your jsut seeing the beginnings of MMX technology, when people start writing better programs and know how to use MMX better you'll see even better MMX games.. -Mongoose [end of message ... text also available at <url:http://www.reference.com/cgi-bin/pn/go?choice=message&table=05_1997&mid=3027191&hilit=VOODOO> ] -------------------------------- Article-ID: 05_1997&2996404 Score: 82 Subject: Unlimited -> 5th ed auction. Update #6 $5.50 Royal, $1 Disrupting Scepters, $1.25 Stasis, and MUCH MORE!! NO MINS!!!