[rescue] What did I just find? Radeon 7000?

Nathan Raymond nate at portents.com
Sat Dec 20 18:07:43 CST 2003

On Thu, 13 Nov 2003, Andrew Weiss wrote:

> Still how would that help a Mac user?... The ROM images are not always
> 1:1 transferrable PCI vs. AGP.

That's a seperate issue... to date, the ROM images have never been shown
to be transferable when cross-flashing a PCI card with an AGP ROM.  There
was very limited success with PCI GeForce 2MX cards, with numerous
caveats, and results that only were partly functional in a few classes of
machines.  The attempts at 9000 PCI and 9100 (same core as an 8500) PCI
have been unsuccessful except for one claim of partial success with a
modified ROM, spliced together with parts from the Radeon 7000 PCI code.

> i.e. a PCI Radeon 9000... vs the only Radeon 9000 used in the mac... an
> AGP part.

Sure, but take a PC Radeon card (7000 PCI or 8500 AGP) with the same size
flash ROM and memory timings (though you can use a ROM editor someone made
to change the ROM timings of the 8500 ROM to work with a wider variety of
cards) and the same memory type (DDR, SDR PC cards won't work since ATI
has never used SDR on their Mac cards) and they'll work fine.

Sure, you can hunt down an original Radeon Mac Edition for the best PCI
performance (which I also have), but that's a lot more money, even on the
used market right now.

Nathan Raymond

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