I am thinking of upgrading my system some and have some questions
about various pieces of hardware.
1. What are the differences between the various S3 chips?
2. What are the differences between an S3, Mach32 and ET-4000?
I think I read somewhere that the S3 was the fastest, but I
can't recall where that was.
3. Is it worthwhile to go for noname graphics card (not sure if one exists or
not) or would it be better to go with a well known manufacturer? And
on the same note, are there any that should be steered away from besides
4. I am also considering getting a CD-ROM/sound card. I am leaning towards
a SCSI CD-ROM so I can use it on other computers. Do the
SoundBlaster/16 SCSI or Pro Audio SCSI work well with Linux? To be more
specific, is there any trouble using the SCSI bus on the sound cards?
Is it possible to chain say a hard drive or tape drive off the SCSI
bus as well? Or would it be better to go with a separate SCSI card
and sound card?
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Q: How many IBM cpu's does it take to do a logical right shift?
A: 33. 1 to hold the bits and 32 to push the register.