[rescue] some stuff I'm trying to find
Sheldon T. Hall
shel at tandem.artell.net
Mon Jan 8 12:59:41 CST 2007
Saith Joshua Boyd ...
> On Mon, Jan 08, 2007 at 08:22:56AM -0800, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> > If you have Max Impact graphics, however, you only have one
> > open slot for any sort of add-in.
> > Of course, if you mentioned this problem to your SGI rep,
> > he'd tell you he
> > had a fix. He'd offer to trade you up to an ONYX.
> That's why my dream I2 would have a 4meg High Impact card
> instead of Max Impact.
There's still a complicaton, though, IIRC. I remember readint that you
could only have two cards in there, even though there are four slots. I
can't remember the details, though, like whether this is two EISA plus two
GIO64, or what. Definitely something to look into before buying the bits,
> An Onyx would also be nice. I don't have a place to run one
> and I'm starting to think that the first house I buy might
> not be as big
> machine friendly as I'd like. Although, I'd still be willing
> to take a
> shot at setting up an Onyx in a basement with a console
> extender running to an office.
A upper-end Octane might be better. You're limited to two processors, but
the memory is a lot faster than that in an ONYX. I don't know about the
graphics, comparitively, but I'd expect the top-spec Octane graphics to do
about anything that needs doing. While an Octane is a little bigger,
louder, and hotter than your garden-variety PC, it's not anything like a
On the other hand, a fully-fitted _rack_ ONYX is a whole 'nother thang.
Big? Check. Loud? Eh? How'zat? Oh, yeah. Check. Hot? Trade in your
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