[rescue] SGI Impact 10000

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 09:53:08 CDT 2007

Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> IMPACT is actually a series of graphics cards.  There were three levels, 
>> Solid IMPACT, High IMPACT and Maximum IMPACT, in that order.  The Solid 
>> IMPACT is fine for 2D stuff, but I'd upgrade, if you want to do any 3D. 
>>   The Solid IMPACT does have 3D acceleration, but the other two are a 
>> good bit faster and have texture RAM, which the Solid IMPACT lacks.  If 
>> memory serves, the Max IMPACT has twice as much TRAM as the High IMPACT.
> So an Indigo2 Impact 10000 would have the Solid IMPACT?

Actually, machines that were configured with any of the three would come 
with just the IMPACT badge, if memory serves.  It's been a little while.

You'll know either when you boot the machine up the first time, or when 
you open it the first time.  The boards themselves are quite different 
in size.

> (Oh, it includes IRIX 8 media, btw.  Owner says he hasn't touched it
> since he bought it 5 years ago, tried to install IRIX, and screwed up
> the install.)

You mean IRIX 6?  I don't believe IRIX ever got to 8.

Peace...  Sridhar

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