[rescue] non-Sun cg6?

Mike Hebel nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Tue Aug 15 14:04:36 CDT 2006

Thus spake der Mouse:
> I've got an SBus card which shows up as a cgsix and works, as far as I
> can tell, like one.  It even has the Sun logo on its "big chip" (also
> marked "TURBOXGX").
> But that is the only place I can find anything Sun about it, and the
> barcode sticker says I55031616, not the 501 number I'd expect to see on
> a Sun sticker.  (That's also what the barcode itself says; I found a
> barcode scanner and checked.)  This leads me to suspect that it's a
> third-party card.  Also, the component side says
> "INTEGRIX TGX220 Rev C" in the top etch.
> Anyone know whether this is Sun experimenting with non-501 card
> numbering, or a third-party card maker using Sun chips, or some kind of
> forgery of Sun's logo, or what?  (I ask because it's the only cg6 I've
> found capable of finer resolution than 1152x900, and I'd sorta like to
> find more; knowing the provenance of this one could help make that
> happen.)

I'd guess it's the SBUS version of this:


But that's just a guess.  :-/

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