New ATI Driver for Radeon 7500?

Torgeir Veimo torgeir at
Fri Sep 14 04:38:17 PDT 2007

On Fri, 2007-09-14 at 13:23 +0200, Roland Scheidegger wrote:
> 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...).

Still it would be tremendously handy to have in a lot of systems. HDTV
is not available everywhere, and wont be for quite a number of years


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