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

Gavin Hubbard ghub005 at xtra.co.nz
Mon Jul 14 13:52:12 CDT 2003

>On Monday, July 14, 2003, at 12:04 PM, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:
>> I've long liked the display quality of ATI's boards.  And it seems that
>> some of the recent Radeon/FireGL cards are really turning out good
>> performance without strange hassles that I view as typicall of older 
>> ATI
>> 3d cards.  Still, lots to be scared of.  The old SGI logo is back
>> though, and that makes me feel a lot better about it all.
>That and did you notice the bottom of the C/Net article earlier...said 
>they would be sticking with a two-prong hardware approach (MIPS and 
>Itanium) for the indefinite future since they had planned to jump to 
>Itanium but their customers were preventing it... now if they'd only 
>get a clue and can the Itanium hardware completely.  It's too late for 
>HP....well maybe not technically, but definitely for their board of 
>execs... i.e. Mako is really nice and makes Itanium 2 and beyond look 
>like babies toys...but alas.

Is Mako actually shipping yet? It'll be nice to see someone other than IBM shipping some dual core silicon[1]



[1] Ignoring the fact that IBM is in fact fabbing Mako for HP *cough*.

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