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