On 19 Jan 2000, Rui-Tao Dong wrote:
> Thanks for all the replies. I am still wondering if anyone has seen
> Gimp really really fast with large images on reasonably cost machines?
> (100K SGIs are out of the question :-)
> A little bit more detail on my settings. A work, I have a 200MHz PPro
> (RH 5.2) with 384MB memory and a dedicated 100BaseT line to an 266MHz
> PII (WNT4) running VNC as my X terminal. The video card is on a
> Matrox Corona framegrabber (4MB Millennium II equivalent). I do
> different kind of image processing at work. 1kx1k grayscale is very
> fast with this setting (mostly custom C++ code). But 1600x1200 color
> image is slow. (Gimp 1.13)
> At home, I have a 200MHz PPro (RH 5.1) with 32MB memory. I use
> XFree86 SVGA server on a 4MB Millennium II (at 1600x1200x16bit). The
> machine is very fast with everything else. However, Gimp with
> 1600x1200 color image is quite slow, even with simple repainting.
> Should I play with backstore and how do I turn it on?
Well, my first thought is - get more ram. though what exactly is this
> I have another headless 166MHz Alpha UDB with 80MB of memory. Gimp
> 1.04 is understandably slow.
as i noted above - a friend has gimp running on an alpha w/256mb ram. it
runs quite fast (much better than my PII 350 w/128). i'd say get an alpha,
or maybe a PII 450/500(?) with at least 128mb ram. anything over that
should be more than enough to run gimp reasonably fast in high-res.
> Rui-Tao (x679)
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