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Offline Busterdan

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Compactflash/Supercard/Rom Benchmark test
« on: December 31, 2004, 02:42:47 PM »
I don't have my GBA with me... but I thought a good benchmark to do would be to take a large ROM...something like Mario Pinball and note the times that it takes to load when both compressed and uncompressed via the supercard.....so that we can compare though we should always use the same game rom.

So for example:

CF Brand - Sandisk 512KB standard
Comp Load - 25.5 seconds
UnComp Load - 10.4 seconds
comments/Issues?....

CF Brand - Kingston Hi Speed 1GB
Comp Load - 19.5 seconds
UnComp Load - 6 seconds
comments/Issues? slowdown on game from compressed rom.

....anyway you get the idea.... :)

Is it worthwhile doing this?

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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2004, 05:39:01 PM »
Sure it's worthwhile to do this.  This is good info to have.  Some people have said that hi-speed CFMs make little difference on load times, but this says otherwise.   8)

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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2004, 07:37:06 PM »
Hi Nt...

Those figures above are not true though...that was just an example.

However what may prove more interesting is the difference tha compression... combined with different CF brands can make....

I'll run some proper tests later this evening though

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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2004, 07:43:15 PM »
Quote from: "Busterdan"
Hi Nt...

Those figures above are not true though...that was just an example.

However what may prove more interesting is the difference tha compression... combined with different CF brands can make....

I'll run some proper tests later this evening though

I guess that's why you said "for example".   :lol:  :oops: