TF536 & H5 fast as a mother fudge!

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TF536 & H5 fast as a mother fudge!

Post by Steve » Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:38 pm

Some yellow Gipsy Kiss stained photos for ya'll :)

Running with @agranlund 's maprom and fastram tools 1.8
Hard drive tests from tf536 IDE.. not the asci2stm in the photo ;d (asci2stm is 290k/s vs 8mb/s tf ide)
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Memtest for @tuxie he likes his memtests
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With NVDI
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Never seen 8mb/s HDD speed on an Atari before wow!
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Re: TF536 & H5 fast as a mother fudge!

Post by PhilC » Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:42 pm

Sorry Steve, I shoulda sorted out that yellow :lol:
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Post by Steve » Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:44 pm

Is ok @PhilC I'm sure one day I'll sort it lol. Might end up with one of those HDMI pi adaptors at some point which might solve the issue by bypassing all the analogue out. I don't think theres anything more I can do. Swapped shifters, swapped matrix output chips, tried new dac, resoldered dac 3x times...
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Post by PhilC » Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:53 pm

@Steve well you've now got the limited edition Yellow H5 edition. Wonder if it'll be collectable in the future? :lol:
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Post by Steve » Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:01 pm

Bloomin' Simpsons edition m8 limited dish innit
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Re: TF536 & H5 fast as a mother fudge!

Post by Badwolf » Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:17 pm

Thanks for posting these @Steve

Those memory speeds are phenomenal and I'm trying to get close to them on my Falcon board (which is effectively the same hardware) before the next revision & am still about 20% down ATM.

I don't suppose you'd be good enough to post a GB6 snap under EmuTOS w/o NVDI?

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Post by stephen_usher » Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:33 pm

Well, this was what I was getting on my TF536 with TOS 2.06 and maprom, with the original firmware that @PhilC supplied...
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Unfortunately the later firmware seemed to slow things down quite a bit.
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Post by Steve » Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:56 pm

@Badwolf Already have, the second Gembench picture (these were all with Emutos)
@stephen_usher Is that with a blitter installed? Also yeah... mine is 200% slower lol, surely that must be a bug in the latest firmware.
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Post by PhilC » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:03 pm

The two tests are using different tos versions, 2.06 on one and 1.04, so not a direct comparison.
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Post by stephen_usher » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:50 pm

True for the GEM part as the AES is faster in TOS 2.06 but not the raw CPU.

As you can see it was 880% stock STFM in that benchmark and after the firmware update it dropped to 606%.
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