[rescue] FS/FTGH: Sun kit
Patrick Giagnocavo 717-201-3366
patrick at zill.net
Tue Jan 17 01:57:37 CST 2006
On Tue, 2006-01-17 at 01:24, Richard wrote:
> In article <43CC8062.907 at widomaker.com>,
> Charles Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com> writes:
> > For example, one Nubus card had four GPUs on it, and at the time was one
> > of the fastest graphics cards you could get. I can't remember the
> > manufacturer.
> Number Nine, perhaps? I think they made a NuBus graphics adapter as
> well as a PC adapter.
Pretty sure this was the Radius or SuperMac card that had 4 DSPs on it. It could accelerate PhotoShop operations as well. Since Apple had an API called Color Quickdraw, they basically wrote a driver that executed the CQD commands on the graphics card hardware rather than on the host CPU - especially nice because at the time (System 7-ish), Apple's OS was not capable of preemptive multitasking .
> > I remember the first time I saw a "nice" Apple setup. There was a IIci
> > and a IIfx together, both with quad GPU graphics cards. Everything was
> > fast and smooth even at high resolutions. Both of them cost more than a
> > decent car.
Of course, either of those systems could replace a $40K typesetter and did not require you to learn arcane typesetting commands and a special, weird keyboard...
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