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does the new duo processor improve web cam quality ?

by gklein / May 7, 2007 10:38 AM PDT

win xp pro; SE; 2gig RAM; 2.0gig processor

Wondering if the new duo processors improve picture quality over the
web cams - or is that strictly a matter of internet transmission speed.


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dual cores don't help web cams
by ramarc / May 7, 2007 11:40 AM PDT

the camera, the video resolution, and the camera itself dictate the picture quality. unless you're streaming real-time 30fps tv-quality video, any modern (1ghz or better) cpu will do.

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It's the camera, and ONLY the camera
by jackson dougless / May 7, 2007 11:48 AM PDT

The camera itself is the ONLY major factor in the quality of images taken by webcams. Bandwidth will affect the performance of the transmission... Whether or not it seems rather smooth or is all jerky. The processor has no effect on the quality at all. A 386 would render the same image quality (just a lot slower) as a brand new Core 2 Duo.

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