Still fresh, damnit!
- Oct 6, 2008
- Somewhere off the coast of the EU
I wonder how plugging in the HDMI cable to a 1080p capable screen will affect things. Does it create a new 1080p framebuffer alongside the existing 720p buffer, such that all software writing to it now need to write to both buffers to display on both screens?But beware that an 1080p screen needs much higher data bandwidth and the video data comes from the same DRAM used by the CPU. So the CPU has to wait more often. Additionally all software has to render into a bigger frame buffer and more pixels so that everything will be slower.