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CyberGFX vs Picasso96 in 2022
Posted on 10-Nov-2022 20:43:53
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Hi All,

I see P96 is getting updates, and I would use it for any new builds, but for older systems with CyberGFX, is it worth replacing it with P96?

Curious about folks' thoughts on the two systems.

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Re: CyberGFX vs Picasso96 in 2022
Posted on 11-Nov-2022 0:00:33
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I got P96 since it can be used with Radeon 9200 on Mediator AND BVision. Both cards work great. I'm using Radeon to get nice DVI output for Workbench on my classic Amiga and BVision for everything else.

You can't go wrong with P96 for those few $$, and it just works. I'm using is under OS3.2.1.

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Re: CyberGFX vs Picasso96 in 2022
Posted on 11-Nov-2022 2:09:58
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I once had a bvision, what are the benefits of p96 over CyberGraphX?

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Re: CyberGFX vs Picasso96 in 2022
Posted on 12-Nov-2022 17:49:10
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I use an A4000 with CSPPC 233/50 Mhz 128 Mb CVisonPPC OS3.9 +bbags,

I have tried P96 various versions but all painfully slow,
CGFX is relly fast and resposive with smooth scrolling and instant menus.

I also tried OS4 with P96 ; it was totally unusable , could not scroll a web page,
also locked the screen for 2 secconds while drawing large menus.


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Re: CyberGFX vs Picasso96 in 2022
Posted on 12-Nov-2022 18:23:08
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he... did you install the 680x0 version on top the native PPC version?
thats not a good idea....

AmigaOS4.1 uses P96 drivers, even now when the Picasso96.library is obsolete.

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Re: CyberGFX vs Picasso96 in 2022
Posted on 14-Nov-2022 1:57:39
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Can't tell I don't have CyberGraphX :(

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Re: CyberGFX vs Picasso96 in 2022
Posted on 14-Nov-2022 7:05:46
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I would say yes.

In the early days CyberGFX was the best, better then Picasso96 - more compatible.
But now Picasso96 get the updates it is the better choice.

I always like the fact that CyberGFX had screens you could pull down, Piccasso96 did not have that, but nowadays even that is implemented.

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Re: CyberGFX vs Picasso96 in 2022
Posted on 14-Nov-2022 11:28:21
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It rather depends. I've had the unusual privilege of being able to use the CGX v4 Permedia drivers, early 68K p96 driver (under 3.9 and 4.0) and the OS4 p96 drivers on my BVPPC.

Generally, it's fair to say that the CGX driver seems to get more out of that card. It supports higher pixel clocks, greater depth at greater resolution. Drawing operations seem to be a little faster than the p96 68K driver. However, the native version in 4.1, while subject to the same constraints on the maximum limits, doesn't seem to have any noticeable slowdown. The obvious counterpoint to that statement however is that the default OS4 UI applies a lot more eye candy over a basic 3.x theme, where simple solid colour block fills were the dominant drawing operations. So a basic 3.9 UI is going to perform better than the 4.1 one out of the box. If you tone it down a bit, that's quickly addressed.

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Re: CyberGFX vs Picasso96 in 2022
Posted on 15-Nov-2022 6:56:11
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I don't know the situation today (so a bit useless reply), but 20 years ago I would have chosen CyberGraphX v4 without doubt. CGX was generally faster on my setup (CV64/3D, I made a script to swap between CGX and P96 to make comparisons) and it had nice bonus features like SuperGels that added transparency effects to OS functions.

I was a bit disappointed when I moved to Mediator/Voodoo3 and had to change to P96 for good. Even though it was much faster in raw throughput, it still lacked some elegancy and even had some small drawing bugs on screen. Nobody would probably notice them if you don't compare it on the same installation, but as I knew about them, it always annoyed me a bit :)

But as said, I don't know how much Picasso96 has progressed since, and in which areas. I haven't updated my Mediator machine in ages either, so it still has an older P96 installation on it. But I probably would like to try to stay with CGX still if I'd have an option ;)

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Re: CyberGFX vs Picasso96 in 2022
Posted on 15-Nov-2022 20:05:31
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You should try recent P96 versions. The Permedia2 driver has achieved vast updates and should run fine now.

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Re: CyberGFX vs Picasso96 in 2022
Posted on 8-Dec-2022 17:30:52
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Picasso 96 also supports new GFX cards, like Retina ZII and Viona.

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Re: CyberGFX vs Picasso96 in 2022
Posted on 10-Dec-2022 7:02:08
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must be something wrong with your setup as my A4000 with P96 works great with OS3.2.1 the latest iBrowse for browsing all my favourite Amiga sites and especially Aminet👍

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