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Hydravision performance issue question

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Anonymous
a b 4 Gaming
June 23, 2009 6:43:57 PM

does hydravision from ATI slows down gaming performance? and any disadvantage?
June 24, 2009 7:55:01 AM

Well, you can always find out for yourself. Play a game with it on, reboot, then play the same game with it off. Personally, I don't think it will affect performance significantly.
June 24, 2009 8:01:03 AM

Technically i have no idea but would have thought it very minimal at most. There was a post last week that said turning off Audio over HDMI would give a small boost and i guess that anything the GPU isnt doing extra can only help but i wouldnt go to those lengths myself.

Ati used to make an All In Wonder GPU, This was basically the model of GPU with a TV tunner onboard with some codecs etc, These cards didnt show any performance differances worth noting. Single Frames at most from what benchmarks i can remember seeing.

Mactronix
a b 4 Gaming
June 24, 2009 9:19:48 PM

Run an intensive benchmark with it installed and without. I'd be surprised if there was any difference. It probably also depends on whether you use XP or Vista/Win7. My guess is it would be very, very minor.

It boils down to this:

If you need it, use it.
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