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Mausabiest

macrumors newbie
Jan 2, 2002
18
0
Germany
Truly impressive

I have to admitt, truely impressive. If this was done with a dual G4 450 and a Gforce 2MX, really something. Gimme Quarz Extreme !!!

By the way, here the link I got it from:
http://www.macnytt.com/files/files/QuartzExtremeTestriktigfil.mov
 

Backtothemac

macrumors 601
Jan 3, 2002
4,222
16
San Destin Florida
QE on the iBook. Ok, well, I can't do that. I just cannot believe that it is not running at all on this machine. If not, then the core improvements to X.2 are amazing. I will make a vid of what I can do, and then post it.
 

Hemingray

macrumors 68030
Jan 9, 2002
2,926
37
Ha ha haaa!
Holy Mother of .........

Okay, now I'm really looking forward to getting a new PowerMac! :eek:

The wait's getting harder and harder to endure. :D
 

barkmonster

macrumors 68020
Dec 3, 2001
2,134
15
Lancashire
from my perspective, it's faster than OS 9!

I've only got a 300Mhz Beige G3 with the 6Mb Ati RageII+ so I know how much faster any mac is going to be than mine, this only a 450Mhz G4 and under X it looks around 4 times faster than OS 9 runs on mine right now. With the entry level G4 more than likely being at 1Ghz or above by the time I can afford to buy a new mac (Next year probably at this rate) I'll not only be blown away by the speed of the Mac itself, The whole "OS X is slow, boo hoo" stuff I keep reading from people is going to be so far gone it won't even be an issue. Also I won't even care how fast OS 9 runs on a newer model, with Protools X around the corner I think the last thing I'll ever see of OS 9 is when I sell my current model to put some cash towards the new one.

It's amazingly fast, if it can do something as complex as that so smoothly, I think the general day to day windowing in OS X is going to be snappy as hell.
 

oranjdisc

macrumors newbie
May 10, 2002
6
0
Wow...

...I'm feeling much more secure about keeping my dual 533 G4 with a GeForce 2MX card at least another year with that kind of performance. Nice. :)
 

Mr. Anderson

Moderator emeritus
Nov 1, 2001
22,568
6
VA
Now that was impressive. The zooming in of the DVD movie, and the collapsing and launching, its going to be nice. I think I'll be upgrading my G4 450, though. Don't think it will be able to do it justice. But I'd also like to see how a 3D modeling/animation software package ran on it, since the Graphics card would then be doing double duty.
 

MacKenzie999

macrumors regular
Jan 24, 2002
249
21
Boston
Is this really a big deal?

I remember years ago I had a RasterOps monitor that did pretty much the same kind of on-the-fly screen magnification. I'm not a tecchie so I'm assuming there's something here that I am missing...
 

delta.hex

macrumors newbie
Apr 2, 2002
9
0
Montreal
Re: zoom

Originally posted by 2Step Garage
wow.. now i can watch dvd's at the microscopic level! Sweet. Could come in handy while reviewing future iWalk hoaxes... ;)

I think it will also be very popular with other kinds of movies...
 

Gelfin

macrumors 68020
Sep 18, 2001
2,165
5
Denver, CO
Re: Is this really a big deal?

Originally posted by MacKenzie999
I remember years ago I had a RasterOps monitor that did pretty much the same kind of on-the-fly screen magnification. I'm not a tecchie so I'm assuming there's something here that I am missing...

There's potentially a lot more you could do if the zooming was done in the OS as opposed to being a function of the monitor. The movie doesn't really do a good job of showing it, but what I want to see is whether your fonts stay smooth when you zoom in, for instance. Can Adobe release a patch for Illustrator that keeps my curves smooth when I zoom in with QE?

The thing that really struck me about the zooming is that it makes one hell of an accessibility feature. If I had vision problems and that kind of zoom was an option, I can't even imagine using anything else, and what's more, third-party developers wouldn't even have to be aware of it for the most part.

Unless this video proves to be bogus, I may have to take back everything I've ever said about the practicality of OpenGL-accelerated raster video.
 

whawho

macrumors regular
May 7, 2002
134
0
Columbus, OH
This video is impressive but what I would like to see is some everyday work stuff. Maybe a demo of someone using Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash with the mail app open and a browser.

I know that from what I've read and heard Jaguar is going to rock. I am excited for it. I find 10.1.4 usable at this point and use it everyday for work, so if Jaguar speeds it up all the merrier.:D
 
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