Possible XO Graphics Optimization Technique
bert at freudenbergs.de
Fri Apr 1 12:27:26 EDT 2011
On 01.04.2011, at 18:07, Erik Blankinship wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 11:02 AM, Samuel Greenfeld <greenfeld at laptop.org> wrote:
> Hello all:
> As many of you are aware, work is being done to improve the graphics performance of various XO laptop platforms.
> So in an attempt to improve things further, I looked into optimizing the data Sugar sends to the video subsystem itself.
> I think I have made some improvements, and put up some samples of my Sugar interface work at http://www.greenfeld.org/1April2011/ . Feedback is welcome.
> But while I have drastically reduced the amount of bandwidth required to display the Sugar interface, I fear I have significantly increased the amount of power required for optimal rendering.
> Yes, power consumption has been one of our greatest concerns as the pixel to semicolon bump causes some serious strain.
> The XO tablet's gpu will probably handle this going forward.
Well, I tried it for Etoys. On a ca. 1968 terminal it's way to slow. But the XO is way more powerful (in particular the 1.5) so this is worth pursuing, IMHO:
- Bert -
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