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Acorn Arcade forums: News and features: IYONIX benchmarks

IYONIX benchmarks

Posted by John Hoare on 16:21, 10/2/2003 | ,
RCI has posted something interesting to comp.sys.acorn.games - benchmarks for 32-bit development versions of some of their games for the IYONIX.

Quake (TimeDemo1) is reported to run at the following speeds:
  • 320x256 - 35-40fps

  • 480x352 - 25-30fps

  • 640x480 - 15+ fps
As a comparison, a Kinetic RPC (233) does 18fps at 320x256 and 4fps at 640x480. RCI says that in 320x256, the game feels too fast!

As for Descent/Descent 2, it's reported to run totally smoothly in 256 colours at 1024x768, and 32bpp at 800x600. With bilinear filtering and transparencies turned on, it runs at 15fps at 640x480. Higher resolutions and colour depths have been reported for all these, but don't as seem to be completely reliable yet.

RCI state that "these that these results are achieved without hardware acceleration, or any particular xscale optimisations". It is not known whether use will be made of the 3-D abilities of the nVidia graphics card - as the driver is closed source, there may be problems there, as this thread on TIB discusses.

Either way, it sounds like there's some nice upgrades for IYONIX owners coming up.

Source: RCI / comp.sys.acorn.games

  IYONIX benchmarks
  (16:38 10/2/2003)
  Andrew Weston (10:09 11/2/2003)
Jeffrey Lee Message #87476, posted at 16:38, 10/2/2003
Unregistered user Mmm, yummy :)

*remembers to kick nVidia's head in for tradition's sake*
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Andrew Weston Message #87477, posted at 10:09, 11/2/2003, in reply to message #87476
Unregistered user Get your sorry arse on csag again Moss!
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