[geeks] MacOS X and video cards
mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Jan 6 15:41:28 CST 2003
On Monday, January 6, 2003, at 04:20 PM, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> You're not going to get QE without OGL.
Yeah I know that but my point was I don't strictly need OpenGL. This
is for a user-oriented (email, web browsing, DreamWeaver, etc) machine.
> I was happy with my Radeon
> 7000, and they can be had for < $100 used. It did one monitor of
> 1600x1200 at 72 and a second one of 1280x1024 at 72 without a complaint, and
> with QE "acceleration" (with the property-list hack). However, with
> -that- much framebuffer in use, QE actually slowed things down because
> it was saturating the PCI bus.
Hmm...overall responsiveness is important here.
> If that's too rich, maybe one of the second-generation Rage128 cards is
> more along the lines of what you'd like. It's a damn shame that Matrox
> hasn't penetrated the Mac market yet. There's a real lack of decent 2D
> cards for Macs.
That's way too rich. Unless, of course, I have no other alternative.
Does anyone have a suitable card for sale? The budget is about fifty
bucks. I'll happily sacrifice Quartz Extreme for decent resolution and
2D performance. No, this isn't for me, it's for my mom.
Dave McGuire "She's a cheek pincher. I have scars."
St. Petersburg, FL -Gary Nichols
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