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jjvdgeer & simo The issue "is a second still a second under emulation" is very interesting. On the A6 I think it is but I don't know if this is so in all situations. Further investigation needed ! arawnsley In fact, I did use a stopwatch to time the interval to list the BBC BASIC code and I can confirm that changing to 256 colours from 16 million made the massive difference described. hutchies You are five star ***** I now have Laser Bounce running in a !GraphTask window on the RISC OS desktop. (The latest version of the shared C Library is needed - see recent drobe news item on 28th Jan for a link) mrtd As per Richard Spencer's instructions, all testing was at 800 x 600 and 256 colours. I stuck with this so that readers could compare my benchmarks with those for the wide variety of machines benchmarked on Richard's site. [link] quatermass It is rumoured than rotating a large JPEG in Photodesk is twice as fast on the A6 as on the Iyonix. I don't think the A6 is intended to be in competition with Iyonix but these rumours are bound to grow if PC hardware speed can continue to march onward. There are some very real problems with extracting the heat from CISC processors as more transistors are packed in and higher clock rates used. Will RISC OS hardware may get a chance to catch up ?

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