[rescue] Sparc LX Wanted
Curtis H. Wilbar Jr.
rescue at hawkmountain.net
Sun Feb 26 13:01:35 CST 2006
On Sun, 2006-02-26 at 13:25, Mike Nicewonger wrote:
> > Anybody take a look at the Obsolyte description?
> > http://www.obsolyte.com/sun_lx/
> > From what I see, it was the fastest Sparcstation lunchbox, base
> > config
> > (and apparently the IPX plus Weitek beats it out a little:
> > "The 50Mhz Microsparc is decent for lightweight use, but these early
> > Microsparcs were notoriously slow -- an IPX, even though it's a
> > earlier
> > machine, can almost keep up with the LX, and an IPX equipped with the
> > Weitek Power-Up will outperform an LX.
> > "However, with it's built-in framebuffer, which provides decent
> > graphics
> > speed, the LX is a very useable machine with nothing in except the
> > mainboard. You really don't need any Sbus cards in it to make
> > effective
> > use of it."
> > But from some images on the net, it seems to have 50-pin SCSI, which
> > severely limits the size (and youth) of hard drive that you can use in
> > it. I have to ask: why is the original poster seeking this when they
> > could easily find a Sparcstation 5 with a CG6 SBUS framebuffer card
> > installed? It could have double the CPU speed (my SS5 has a 110 MHz
> > TurboSparc), lots more than the 96 MB maximum memory (mine's maxed
> > out at
> > 256 MB), and SCA-80 connectors so you can go buy a reconditioned 9
> > GB or
> > 18 GB Seagate, instead of desperately searching around for the largest
> > 50-pin SCSI drive made?
> > I fully understand if you specifically want the LX (for the onboard
> > ISDN
> > interface for instance), or if you want the fastest of the lunchboxes.
> > But if you're concerned about speed, I'm seeing plenty of Ultra 5's
> > and a
> > few Ultra 2's in the online classifieds for cheap.
> Of course if you want -the- fastest lunchbox you'd have to get the
> Cycle 5 170MHz TurboSparc upgraded IPC/IPX. ZZRare beastie these are.
> I have one left.
> /me pats his little Cycle upgraded IPC on the lid....
> Mike N
> ARF! She said.
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