From: Randal Whittle (rwhittle_at_usa.net)
Date: Sat Apr 24 1999 - 01:43:09 EDT
At 01:24 AM 4/24/99 -0400, you wrote:
>The SXGA screen is unbelievable! You should be overly excited because there
>is probably a chance that someday this screen form will make it down to the
>600 series. I'll bet that you will buy it then.
I won't go out of my way to *avoid* SXGA per se.
> Remember also that 770X
>and Z's have 8mb of video RAM. That's a big deal to those of us who handle
>CAD and large graphics files.
If you think the video memory does anything more than affect color depth
capability for a given resolution, then you are mistaken.
That is, (for instance) if you have an XGA screen and 8 MB video memory,
you're not going to be looking at this big JPEGs any faster than if you had
4 MB of video ram. 4 MB is more than enough at XGA to be at full 24-bit
Now for certain 3D functions, additional video memory is useful for
cacheing texture maps, but generally this use is generally quite limited in
use to 3D games (in which case, you have an awfully expensive fun & games
- Randy Whittle
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