Differences Between Normal And 166 Version
Posted 18 November 2004 - 08:24 PM
(to note that english is not my native language and that I'm sorry for any mistakes in my post)
Posted 18 November 2004 - 09:01 PM
Posted 18 November 2004 - 09:04 PM
whereas a normal one just has the chance to go 166mhz or higher, but is not guaranteed to do so.
The 166mhz version goes to 166 mhz.....
166= guaranteed to run at at least 166mhz
normal=guaranteed to run at at least 133mhz.
Overclocking (generally expressed as going beyond 133mhz, although this is not technically correct) is important. Do some research by using the boards search function before making a decision.
Posted 18 November 2004 - 09:18 PM
go up to 133 MHz but With 166 MHz
many different emulators and programs can
run better. Although the higher the clockspeed
the program is running at then the faster the batteries
die but the better the game runs.
in GPDoom when clocked at 40 MHz you get
- 30 Frames per second but later levels may be unplayable
- 12 - 14 hours battery life
- bad sound
at 99 MHz:
- Doom and Doom 2 will run OK w/ High Res and Music
- 8 - 9 hours battery life
at 133 MHz:
-Doom and Doom 2 run pretty much perfect
- only 6 - 7 hours battery life
at 166 MHz:
-Doom and Doom 2 easily run perfect and so do most mods (all that i've tried)
- about or less than 6 hours of battery life.
I have a 166 MHz Blu from gp32z.com and without running at 166
a lot of SNES games aren't very playable and are wothout sound.
but at 166 MHz I've gotten them to run with sound at frameskip 4
hope that helps you any!
Edited by tekt5, 18 November 2004 - 09:19 PM.
Posted 18 November 2004 - 09:47 PM
Posted 18 November 2004 - 11:24 PM
If you're in the UK, definitely go with Craig's GBAX 166mhz though.
Posted 18 November 2004 - 11:31 PM
ConsoleFix.co.uk (I think) so the quality shouldn't be any different.
Choose which is nearest to you. Gp32z is in the US and GBAX is in England.
Posted 19 November 2004 - 05:34 AM
I must say though, for now, there's so much to do that doesn't require 166 that I'm not in a big hurry.
Note, cos I don't think anyone said it in this thread yet, liksang may say 166 mhz in their adds, but for them it's nothing but a marketing ploy. Their GP's are unmodded and are not guaranteed to go over 133. Look towards gbax/gp32z for guaranteed 166 mhz ones.
Posted 19 November 2004 - 04:48 PM