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

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Fri Aug 15 07:31:23 CDT 2003

"From: Aaron Finley <arnach at arnach.com>
"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?

i don't understand why the film industry would care - i'm not sure
it's possible to distinguish more than 30 bits of color resolution,
maybe even 24.

now scientific image processing might well make use of subtle image
details the human eye could not resolve.
Andrew Hay                                  the genius nature
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