01mbmccabe wrote in a message on 20 Jan 93 to All
gets > it's chunks on a 32-bit bus, and the Video system is primed to grabQuote:> A side point to...the Falcon only has a 16 bit bus to the CPU, the DSP
memory > 64-bits at a time. So it's not "just a 16-bit bus".
0> So what does this mean (theoretically) about the speed of
0> a Falcon 030 compared to the relative speed of of a Mac IIci
0> -- or whichever Mac was cited as bieing 'crippled' with a 16bit
0> bus like the Falcon 030?
That's the LC and LC II. The video system in the Falcon gets its data in
32-bit chunks, not 64-bit (that's the TT). While video access is going on,
the CPU can't use the bus; but, in the LC and LC II, there is a separate
video RAM, which means that they don't suffer from waiting for the video
the finish with the bus. On the whole, I am afraid this tips the balance
slightly in favor of the Macs.