You are going to *love* the #9 IMAGINE 128 card...

You are going to *love* the #9 IMAGINE 128 card...

Post by Robert La Ferl » Sat, 29 Oct 1994 21:41:11



Number Nine has a new 128-bit graphics card that will blow your mind.

#9 IMAGINE 128

8MB VRAM:

$???? retail / $???? list

4MB VRAM

$699 retail / $999 list

This PCI card has a 128-bit data path between the controller and VRAM.  
It's the fastest card on the market:  At SVGA resolution, it is 490%  
faster than 64-bit graphics cards and 861% faster than 32-bit cards.

THIS CARD IS IDEAL FOR NEXTSTEP.

According to PC Computing, they have a NEXTSTEP driver but it's unclear  
to me whether it will be available yet.  Make sure you tell your NeXT  
sales rep and Number Nine that you want this driver now.

Number Nine Corp.
+ 1 617 674-0009

Furthermore, be sure to check out the new Dell Dimensions which are  
shipping with the 4MB IMAGINE 128!

Robert La Ferla
HTI

 
 
 

You are going to *love* the #9 IMAGINE 128 card...

Post by gguel.. » Tue, 01 Nov 1994 22:46:35



Quote:> Number Nine has a new 128-bit graphics card that will blow your mind.

> #9 IMAGINE 128

> This PCI card has a 128-bit data path between the controller and VRAM.  
> It's the fastest card on the market:  At SVGA resolution, it is 490%  
> faster than 64-bit graphics cards and 861% faster than 32-bit cards.

Yes, possible with software which uses the capabilities of the 128  
Bit-Chip ! But remember: The graphics processor is not very hard used by  
NEXTSTEP (the CPU writes to the frame-buffer directly).

The interesting part is true color at high resolution.
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You are going to *love* the #9 IMAGINE 128 card...

Post by mmalcolm Crawfor » Wed, 02 Nov 1994 23:17:31


> 8MB VRAM:

> $???? retail / $???? list

Wow!

Would anybody care to speculate, however, on what effect running at this
resolution/depth will have on system requirements?
I presume that many Windows are still 2-bit (e.g. in Edit), and generally not
promoted; on the other hand anybody who wants 32-bit colour at that sort of
size is presumably likely to be wanting to use it, so there are going to be a
lot of 32-bit deep Window buffers... I guess for such a system 64MB RAM might
be considered a minimum...?

Have fun,

mmalcolm.

 
 
 

1. #9 imagine 128 series 2 with 4MB DRAM and ATM Card

Hello,

My current system is a generic pentium 133MHz running Nextstep 3.3J. I am
trying to install #9 Imagine 128 series 2 video card with 4MB DRAM. It is
installed OK with Configure.app and during booting process, I get the
message saying the driver, "beta driver in NeXTanswer #2488", is loaded
properly, but as soon as I get onto the login menu stage, the screen goes
black and led goes from green to red on the monitor.
I tried with 2 different kinds of PC's and monitors. The video card works
fine with Win95. Does the driver only support VRAM and not DRAM? The
NeXTanswer document regarding the driver only mentions VRAM?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Please respond to:


Lewis Oh
SoftMagic Inc.

PS: Any ATM cards for NS3.3 or Openstep 4.2 for mach?

Thanks.

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