[rescue] SGI Systems available

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Wed Apr 9 11:13:24 CDT 2003

As I understand it, for heavy 3D the R5000/180 is better with the XL24.

Unfortunately, I don't have an XL24 framebuffers.

I can't say how much better it runs... the XZ is still a damn good
framebuffer.  Wether or not the 3D engines on the XZ can be not used
(which would allow you to do the 3D calcs on the R5000 and just use the
XZ as a dumb (ala XL24) framebuffer) I do not know.

I can do an R5000 with an XL (non 24 bit... only 8 bit) framebuffer, but
I figured most people would want 24 bit more.

The good thing is you should be able to sell the XZ for more than what
it would cost you to aquire an XL24.

-- Curt

>Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2003 20:47:00 -0500
>From: Kevin <kevin at mpcf.com>
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] SGI Systems available
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>Doesn't the R5000 run better for most 3D ops without the XZ
>board than it does with it?  And isn't the XZ slightly slower
>in 2D performance than the XL?
>On Mon, 07 Apr 2003 19:29:40 -0400
>"Gian-Paolo D. Musumeci" <gdm at heathrow.london-below.net>
>> So rumour has it that you have some R5000/180 XZ Indys...I
>> was wondering whether they were SC or PC R5ks?
>> V. interested possibly....
>> Cheers! /gdm
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