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Paula's Impact On AGA Bus?

John Heritage

Posts 103
07 Jun 2018 02:16


Hi folks - I'm curious -

How much bandwidth does Paula typically need for playing (MOD) music?  What % of the bus time does this translate to on OCS/ECS?

And is this "impact" on the bus 4x worse with AGA?  (i.e. because Paula still accesses the bus 16-bits x 7.16 mhz instead of the AGA bus of 32-bits x 14.32 mhz?)


Nixus Minimax

Posts 239
07 Jun 2018 06:13


Amiga-Sound typically plays 4 channels, 8 bits per channel, 15 kHz sampling rate. This means it takes 60kB/s out of 3500kB/s available. Effect: negligible.


Mallagan Bellator

Posts 349
09 Jun 2018 11:57


This is an interesting thought, indeed. Maybe Pamela would surely be a lot better when it comes to this


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 3431
09 Jun 2018 18:34


Lets look at PAMELA
 
peak usage:
 
8 Channel at 44khz with 16bit
=700 KB/sec
 
Memory Speed of Vampire2 = 700.000 KB/sec
 
700.000 KB versus 700 KB
= PAMELA needs less than 1% of bandwidth
 
 

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