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    That's a curious design. I wonder if PCI will bottleneck performance?
    One thing we can still be fairly sure of, even if AGP Radeon HD cards start to become common they won't work in a Peg.

    "Pantaloon"! I don't think I've ever seen that word used before. Hilarious.
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    > I wonder if PCI will bottleneck performance?

    From a December's review at Newegg, awarding 4/5 eggs:

    "Runs Doom 3 (despite being outdated) at a nice framerate (smoother than my ATI Radeon 9200 AGP), however in some spots it's still slow but not too slow (10-15 FPS). [...] PCI is slow but if you are going to do simple OpenGL stuff or do anything not super intensive (Quake 3 and such), you will be fine. [...] If you have AGP or PCIe, use those instead of this card if you want performance."

    > even if AGP Radeon HD cards start to become common

    I don't know about "common", but so far they've been available for every Radeon generation through HD4000 (R700) at least.

    https://morph.zone/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?topic_id=7261&forum=11&start=39

    > they won't work in a Peg.

    Yes, that's also my take on this.

    > "Pantaloon"! I don't think I've ever seen that word used before. Hilarious.

    My dictionary presented this as one possible translation of the German "Hanswurst" ;-)
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    Yes, I'm aware of the 4650 and 4670 AGP cards and I've owned older cards like the AGP version of the 3850 (which I found to be an more even performer than a lot of later cards).

    And yes, pantaloon's is a completely valid word, its just no longer in common use any more (its like reading an old term from a Dickens novel).
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    Zylesea
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    Quote:


    Andreas_Wolf schrieb:

    > "Pantaloon"! I don't think I've ever seen that word used before. Hilarious.

    My dictionary presented this as one possible translation of the German "Hanswurst" ;-)


    Wow - neither leo.org nor dict.tu-chmenitz.de know this word. Let me guess: you're using a Pons "Großwörterbuch ". It's on page 1624 in the 4th edition. Nice word!
    My Collier's dictionary says the word comes from the Italian comedy and is as PAntalone a nickname for Venezian saints

    [ Editiert durch Zylesea an 2011/2/1 18:20 ]
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    Andreas_Wolf
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    > neither leo.org nor dict.tu-chmenitz.de know this word.
    > Let me guess: you're using a Pons "Großwörterbuch ".

    Actually, I used dict.cc as "my dictionary" ;-)

    http://www.dict.cc/?s=hanswurst

    Interesting:

    "Many thanks to Frank Richter: The vocabulary of dict.cc is based on the word list he released at dict.tu-chemnitz.de."
    http://www.dict.cc/?s=about%3A&l=e

    So it seems "pantaloon" has been added to dict.cc at a later date.
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    Congratulations Andreas. Not only is your English concise and well worded, but your functional vocabulary is larger than most people that speak English as their primary language.

    [ Edited by Jim on 2011/2/1 19:20 ]
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