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

Gavin Hubbard ghub005 at xtra.co.nz
Mon Jul 14 02:01:23 CDT 2003

>SGI uses ATI for graphics behemoths
>(about the Onyx4 and how they are using ATI chips)
>All I can say is, 
>"sic transit gloria mundi"

I don't think this is a doom & gloom story. After all, the article specifcally notes "The new SGI system's performance will be five times better than its predecessor, while the price-performance ratio will be 40 times better". In other other words the new Onyx4 does more and costs less - what's wrong with that? 

I think the real story here is that ATI and Nvidia have been pursuing an extremely agressive development strategy for the last few years and that this simply shows how far they've come.



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