Intergraph PowerStorm 4D60T running in an AlphaStation 255 300

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Here are some pics of this little beast: (It's an extremely rare card!)











Here it is slotted into my AlphaStation 255 300:





I literally searched all night for the correct driver to enable me to run the card in my machine!!! Here's the link to the site where the file can be downloaded:

https://it.pcdrivers.guru/hp-compaq-professional-xp1000-series/download-608711.html#download

Now that the driver is installed on my machine, this is how the card identifies itself:

It shows up correctly as a 4D60T, as it has a 32MB frame buffer and 16MB of texture memory slotted:







This afternoon I tested it, using Quake II running at max settings in GL-mode at 800x600 and it really surprised me, as it ran very smoothly (better performance than I expected!!!)

Here are some pics of Quake II running: (I ran it in a windowed mode, to allow it to run at its proper resolution!)

These are the settings I used:



Here are some screen shots:







One thing to note here, is how good looking this cards output is!!! (The photo's don't do it justice, but believe me it has an extremely good image quality!)

I'm actually quite happy with this!!!! :)
 
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Just a little bit chunky on Quake but still, neat to see it running on such a machine :)
 

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Just a little bit chunky on Quake but still, neat to see it running on such a machine :)
Thanks! (Unfortunately not the best performance, but at least an original offering for this machine, but lightyears ahead to the Dynamic Pictures Oxygen 202 though!)

I'm currently investigating another card, which I'll hopefully be able to get in the next few months that has a significantly higher pixel fill rate that the 4D60T, which I'll slot into this machine for comparison purposes, it's apparently capable of running Quake II @ 30FPS on an AlphaStation. (I already possess the NT4 Alpha drivers for it!)

One-day I'll release a video comparing Quake II performance on all of the cards that I've had in this machine! (The full upgrade path!)

These are the three cards that I've had in the machine so far:

 
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Nice! Love those huge cards. I remember reading the import PC magazines in CNA and looking at all the shinies....$25,000 for a machine was around R105,000 back in my day! Unthinkable money then...!
 
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Nice! Love those huge cards. I remember reading the import PC magazines in CNA and looking at all the shinies....$25,000 for a machine was around R105,000 back in my day! Unthinkable money then...!
It's very interesting to note how the price of later Intergraph cards reduced as their performance increased!

Companies such as SGI and Intergraph did allot of the groundwork (at great expense) allowing for the comparatively cheap high performance graphics systems we have at our disposal today!

Today's youngsters take allot for granted!
 

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