Originally posted by bryanzak
You really have no idea at all what Quartz 2D Extreme is all about do you?
Some people were alluding that the window resizing issue will be finally addressed in Q2D. It is that feature in specific that I refer to, when I made my remarks.
seemingly basic? Are you nuts? There's nothing in the world like what Apple is doing with Q2DE (except for maybe some specialized workstations and video cards where the prices start at $100K for a setup).
Yes, window resizing is pretty basic, and no, you shouldn't need a $100K setup to do it. Ironically, you might just be working on a command line to do real work on this $100K setup you premise, anyway.
I can't believe the ignorance in this forum. You think that Apple can 'magically' make older video cards that don't support programmable shaders (not to mention maybe not even supporting any kind of shader at all!) all of a sudden support them? Come on. Think about it for just ten seconds.
You need to read more carefully than worry about other people's "ignorance". No one is asking Apple to magically make nonshader videocards support programmable shader operations.
Apple DID implement Q2DE in a way to support everyone else... it falls back to software mode. (Yeah, so maybe that's not so extreme.). And at least in Tiger they have further optimized the software paths. So even without hw accell, those on older video cards WILL see better overall 2D performance in Tiger.
I sure hope so, as well, but if window resizing is still choppy will you still be free of any complaint?
Again, I have to ask. Are you nuts?
Again, try reading closer.
Do you have any idea how much faster the GPU can draw things than the CPU? Orders of magnitude faster in many cases.
Either way, window resizing should hardly be such a sticking point- far less demanding than something fancy such as, oh let's see, an entire window warping and scaling into the dock when you minizmize it (which actually manages to stay enabled on a mere ATI Rage 128, albeit lacking a few frames of smoothness).
Doesn't matter how fast your G5 is... the GPUs in the latest cards are blindingly fast at graphics. Partially because of the awesome bandwidth these GPUs have but more fundamentally because of the parallel nature of graphics.
...and a smooth window resize, of all things, should have the least requirement for such awesome hardware to make it happen. That's the point. One only hopes that Apple has the integrity to make all of these basics
work in this generation, before moving on to bigger, fancier effects and declaring you'll need videocard xyz to really see the show.