Altair benchmark

From: John Foust <>
Date: Mon Sep 3 09:19:04 2001

At 08:37 PM 9/1/01 -0700, Jim Battle wrote:
>As it stands, you might BLIT a given LED thousands of times a second, but you only get to see the one blit that was most recent at the time the screen is scanned at a 60 or 72 hz rate. That is, 99% of the current BLITs get overwritten before any of them show up on the screen.

Speaking from years of experience with Windows apps
with status message displays, I'll confirm they can consume
the vast majority of CPU time if improperly coded.
Even sampling at 60 Hz is overkill. I bet that even
six times a second will seem like a blur.

- John
Received on Mon Sep 03 2001 - 09:19:04 BST

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