[rescue] Help IDing *huge* RS/6K framebuffer

Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 patrick at zill.net
Sat Dec 20 18:08:36 CST 2003

On Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 04:06:18PM -0600, Bill Bradford wrote:
> I've got a HUGE PCI frambuffer from an RS6K I'm trying to ID.  It's
> in its own metal "card cage"/enclosure, and has some huge SIMMs hanging
> off the back part of the card (making it 3" wide)!  Video connector is
> HD15.  

All from memory:

Most likely an early OpenGL-oriented card.  Look on the video card for
a small blue-ish chip with a diamond shaped piece of metal in the
middle.  That will be the RAMDAC.  I think they used the early 3DLabs
chips, the "glint500" or something like that.

It probably has about 64-128MB VRAM on

If there are multiple chips with smallish black heat sinks on them,
those are probably the GPUs themselves.  They could be driven in
Circa 1997-1998 manufacture, I will bet.

> Only numbers I can find on the card that look like FRUs:

I just saw a prerelease version, so don't know what it was called :-)

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