SVGA Card - whats good?

SVGA Card - whats good?

Post by James McOrmon » Fri, 19 Jan 1996 04:00:00



I've currently got a PCI Mach32 with 1meg in my machine.  I'm feeling
its a little slow.

What is really fast out there?

I've heard Mach 64's are pretty good, also the Diamond Viper series.

I've currently only got a 14" monitor, so won't be going any higher
than 1024x768 anytime too soon, but 16bpp would be nice (which I guess
only really requires a second meg of video ram).

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SVGA Card - whats good?

Post by Aamer Sachedin » Sun, 21 Jan 1996 04:00:00



>I've currently got a PCI Mach32 with 1meg in my machine.  I'm feeling
>its a little slow.

>What is really fast out there?

I would strongly recommend the Diamond Stealth 64 VRAM.  It works right
out of the box with XFREE 3.1.2.  The card is also upgradable to 4 MB.  I
think people were having some trouble getting the MACH 64 cards to work.
A commercial server for this card is avaliable from Xinside for $100 or
so.  I donno if XFree has a sever for the MACH64 yet.

-Aamer

 
 
 

SVGA Card - whats good?

Post by Jared Robert » Sun, 21 Jan 1996 04:00:00


Quote:>  I donno if XFree has a sever for the MACH64 yet.

> -Aamer

There has been an Mach64 server as of 3.1.1
 
 
 

SVGA Card - whats good?

Post by Derick J.R. Qua-Gonzal » Tue, 23 Jan 1996 04:00:00



> I've currently got a PCI Mach32 with 1meg in my machine.  I'm feeling
> its a little slow.

> What is really fast out there?

> I've heard Mach 64's are pretty good, also the Diamond Viper series.

The best is the PCI Matrox Millenium with 2MB/4MB WRAM and a video extension
(Since you can only put one extension on the card, I suggest you opt for the
4MB version; the 8MB Millenium is a 4MB with 4MB extension). Counting the cost
of the accelerated X server, you figure about $700 only... a bargain, consi-
dering that it gets over 600k Xstones in my experience. You can get a cheaper
OEM version for approximately $200 less, but the RAMDAC is slower than the
220MHz that Matrox sells. You ought to see this card on a Sony, NEC or Nokia
20/21" at 1600x1200.....

Best regards,
Derick.