> I have the opportunity to trade my 8bit Indy,R4400SC150 for a Indigo2
> with the same CPU, but with an extreme graphics board. So, my question
> is : Is the extreme board good (means displaying and hardware
> acceleration) for OpenGL? I was told that the extreme is a great thing
> for Iris GL but not in all ways for OpenGL
Only if you compare with a native OpenGL board, aka Impact or
`OpenGL', though, is so vast that we'd need many more qualifiers before we
can answer your question. Typically, it is just a much faster card than a
plain Indy graphics board that does most things in software (it's nothing
less than a double Indy XZ :) ).
Not that an O2 hasn't got an even more capable board (read: with more
features, like texturing support, and a larger frame buffer), though, so you
might not want to pay more than a fraction of an O2 price for the priviledge
--though if you want an Octane, the Indigo2 can probably be returned for a
credit on these, and that's going to be harder with an Indy ;).
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