New ATI Driver for Radeon 7500?

Roland Scheidegger sroland at
Fri Sep 14 04:23:49 PDT 2007

Roland Scheidegger wrote:
>> Besides that at least on my 2GHZ Pentium 4 Mobility laptop its not 
>> fast enough to keep up at HD. An Intel 915 on a 2GHZ Pentium M can.
> A 2Ghz P-M is around 1.5 times as fast as a P4-2Ghz for general purpose
> code, so no surprise there (but possibly not faster for actual video
> decoding using sse, not sure). What would help is if you could use the
> idct/mc unit of these chips, but I've got no idea if it could handle
> hdtv resolutions. This stuff was designed to handle dvds...
Oh and I forgot to mention, using the mc/idct unit would only work if
your HD video is using mpeg2 and not something else, which it is
probably not (otherwise your cpu would be fast enough...).


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