ATI Mach 64 informations, then ATI vs Diamond vs Miro, Zappa vs Alladin.

ATI Mach 64 informations, then ATI vs Diamond vs Miro, Zappa vs Alladin.

Post by Cyrille Lefev » Tue, 27 Jun 1995 04:00:00



        Hi everybody,

Sorry for the repost, really.

I live in Paris - France, so I could not find any informations about
ATI Mach 64 graphics cards, such as model, colors by resolution, RAMDAC, etc...

I'm interrested to buy an ATI Mach 64 whith 2 of 4 Mb of VRAM for PCI busses.

So, what are the differences between "Graphics Pro Turbo", "WinTurbo Pro",
"Xpression" and eventually other models ? (partial reply to the end of
this message)

What RAMDAC they use ? (partial reply to the end of this message)
What card uses the ATI88800 RAMDAC ?

What maximum colors by resolutions they support using 2 Mb of VRAM ?
Using 4 Mb of VRAM ? (partial reply to the end of this message)

Same as above about the Diamond Stealth 64 Video (S3 968) and
the Miro 20 SV (S3 964) ?

What is the best ATI cards ?

Between the ATI, Diamond and Miro video cards; what is the best in term
of support by Xfree, performance and colors by resolutions ?

What are the differences between the Intel Zappa and Alladin MotherBoards
(with the new Triton Chipset) ?

special thanks by advance.

from XFree86-3.1.1 README.Mach64 file :
...
   RAMDAC      Max Dot Clock   BPP   Max Resolution   Video RAM Required
  --------     -------------   ---   --------------   ------------------

  S3 964             ?MHz       ?      1280x1024            2Mb (Miro 20 SV)
  S3 964             ?MHz       ?       1024x768            2Mb
  S3 964             ?MHz       ?        800x600            2Mb
  S3 964             ?MHz       ?      1280x1024            4Mb (Miro 40 SV)
  S3 964             ?MHz       ?       1024x768            4Mb

  S3 968             ?MHz       ?      1280x1024            2Mb (Stealth 64)
  S3 968             ?MHz       ?       1024x768            2Mb
  S3 968             ?MHz       ?        800x600            2Mb
  S3 968             ?MHz       ?      1280x1024            4Mb
  S3 968             ?MHz       ?       1024x768            4Mb

  ATI88800           ?MHz       ?      1280x1024            2Mb (?)
  ATI88800           ?MHz       ?       1024x768            2Mb
  ATI88800           ?MHz       ?        800x600            2Mb
  ATI88800           ?MHz       ?      1280x1024            4Mb
  ATI88800           ?MHz       ?       1024x768            4Mb

  ATI68860         135MHz       8      1280x1024            2Mb (TurboPro ?)
  ATI68860           ?MHz       ?       1024x768            2Mb
  ATI68860           ?MHz       ?        800x600            2Mb
  ATI68860         135MHz      16      1280x1024            4Mb
  ATI68860          80MHz      32       1024x768            4Mb

  ATI68880         135MHz       8      1280x1024            2Mb (WinTurbo ?)
  ATI68880           ?MHz       ?       1024x768            2Mb
  ATI68880           ?MHz       ?        800x600            2Mb
  ATI68880         135MHz      16      1280x1024            4Mb
  ATI68880          80MHz      32       1024x768            4Mb

  ATI68875          80MHz      32       1024x768            4Mb (?)

  CH8398           135MHz       8      1280x1024            2Mb (Xpression ?)
  CH8398            80MHz      16       1024x768            2Mb
  CH8398            40MHz      32        800x600            2Mb

  STG1702          135MHz       8      1280x1024            2Mb (Xpression ?)
  STG1702           80MHz      16       1024x768            2Mb
  STG1702           50MHz      32        800x600            2Mb

  STG1703          135MHz       8      1280x1024            2Mb (Xpression ?)
  STG1703           80MHz      16       1024x768            2Mb
  STG1703           50MHz      32        800x600            2Mb

  All Others[*]     80MHz       8      1280x1024            2Mb (?)
                     ?MHz       ?       1024x768            2Mb
                     ?MHz       ?        800x600            2Mb
...
  The ATI68860 and ATI68880 RAMDACs are usually found on ATI Graphics
  Pro Turbo and ATI WinTurbo cards.  The other RAMDACs are usually found
  on ATI Graphics Xpression cards.
...