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10.3: Exposť and Quartz Extreme on ATI Radeon cards
Authored by: JimHarper on Oct 30, '03 09:15:19AM

Though I was able to successfully install PCI extreme and get Quartz Extreme acceleration on my Mac (Sawtooth G4 upgraded with a dual 500 Sonnet upgrade card), I did notice an immediate side effect. I have the dock set to auto hide. Without Quartz Extreme running, it appeared smoothly when I rolled over the side of the screen (I have the dock positioned on the left). With Quartz Extreme enabled, the dock emerges in choppy manner.

Since I don't like ANY side effects if I'm going to enable an unsupported feature, I decided immediately to restore Panther to non-acceleration for PCI cards. The way I figure it, if there is one side effect, there may be more, and though the extra GUI boost was nice (especially in Expose), I can't justify using it.



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10.3: Exposť and Quartz Extreme on ATI Radeon cards
Authored by: Frederico on Oct 30, '03 04:09:10PM

FWIW, Jim, the Dock choppiness is the *only* bad behavior I've ever seen under Panther, and under Jaguar, the only other issue was Quicktime Previews could become garbled when moved to a PCI-based QE screen. Not really a big deal. Others complained of DVD display issues, but I never had any. I really think you're missing out by not using QE on PCI screens (I use 6-8 screens, myself), unless you rarely use QE-based effects.



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10.3: Exposť and Quartz Extreme on ATI Radeon cards
Authored by: element999 on Dec 27, '03 05:26:15AM

I just tried it on my Blue and White G3 450 / 512MB with a Raedeon 7500 PCI, man what a difference... It really makes the UI very useable, I was considering getting a G4 off Ebay or something, Panther runs a lot better than previous versions but was bummed to learn natively it didn't turn on Quartz if you have a PCI card. Thanks to this utility, that is not the case anymore!



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10.3: Exposť and Quartz Extreme on ATI Radeon cards
Authored by: Crest on Apr 10, '04 07:07:45PM

i have a g3 b&w their u haven't any problems execept of the choppy dock. imo this is bc the g3 b&w have a 66mhz/32bit pci bus for the grpchic card with seperated controler, so u have a bus twice a fast as a normal 33mhz/32bit pci bus, althout a 2xagp slot ist again twice as fast.



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