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Q: Write Combing ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Write Combing
Category: Computers > Hardware
Asked by: gabriel99hill-ga
List Price: $8.00
Posted: 20 Jul 2005 18:23 PDT
Expires: 19 Aug 2005 18:23 PDT
Question ID: 546019
What is Write Combing?
I got a new 19inch LCD, (20 ms response time, 800:1 contrast ratio)
and i noticed when playing videogames / movies it didnt perform that
well.  It froze up for half a second every now and then.  I have an
ATI X300 (128 mb) 3d graphics videocard.

I played with a couple settings, and when I turned Write Combing off,
my LCD performed a lot better.  What did that do? (from a technical

Any more suggestions that will improve my experience?
Subject: Re: Write Combing
Answered By: hammer-ga on 21 Jul 2005 07:23 PDT

Write combing is also known as Write combining.

This is a process by which data transfer performance is made more
efficient by collecting and caching data to minimize the number of
writes needed. As games live and die by speedy video updates, this
type of data optimization (which is fine for other types of programs)
can make game performance jerky.

A technical definition of this term is available at Futuremark.
Futuremark hardware Vocabulary V-Z
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