DEC Hardware Thread

Irinikus

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Here's an example of the geometry accelerator add-on card for one of these things:



I'll have to get a search started!

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I may have just found one!!!

And I just bought it!







 
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Indeed!

It's a pretty cool looking card!

I just need to determine if it's safe to link it to the 4D60 that Ive bought, as the 4D60's meant to be linked to a Lynx III, which is considerably less powerful. (The vertex bus interface is the same though.)
 
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Interesting. Is this like SGI systems where the TRAM is completely separate from the framebuffer? Or, is it able to handle something like 32mb of textures?
 

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The graphics card has arrived and I've slotted it into my AlphaStation:





Here are some pics of the card:











This is the graphics card upgrade path that the machine has been through:



I'm currently installing Windows 2000 on the machine, with the hope of getting proper drivers for the card installed!
 
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Does anyone know what driver to use for a realizm card in Windows NT4 or 2000 on an Alphastation?

jammaster got his to work, but he seems to be missing in action!

Any help would be much appreciated!

The 3dlabs drivers aren't working! (Aren't installing!)
 
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