[rescue] Re: SGI Onyx4 - uses ATI graphics chips (sigh)

Aaron Finley arnach at arnach.com
Fri Aug 15 01:31:57 CDT 2003

At 05:36 PM 7/14/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>ghub005 at xtra.co.nz said:
> > I think the real story here is that ATI and Nvidia have been pursuing
> > an extremely agressive development strategy for the last few years

This is an old thread, but...

Looking at the specs for the SGI Onyx4 and the ATI FireGL X1 card they use 
inside it, they can only get 32-bit RGBA. I know that the InfiniteReality4 
and numerous other SGI offerings all were capable of 48-bit color. I don't 
understand how film and oil and gas customers, etc. are going to want to 
upgrade to lose billions of rather essential colors. Am I missing something?

-- Aaron Finley 

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