[rescue] value of U10 frame buffer card?

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Tue Oct 2 20:50:48 CDT 2007

>From: James Hartley <jjhartley at gmail.com>
>Date: 2007/10/02 Tue PM 08:38:03 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: [rescue] value of U10 frame buffer card?

>Part of a recent Ultra 10 haul was the discovery of a full-length
>frame buffer card with what appears to be a 13W3 and S-video connector
>exposed to the outside.  What value does such a card have today (he
>asks naively...)?
>Any candor shared would be appreciated.  Thanks.

That is a Creator or Elite framebuffer - the Creator is worth a few dollars, 
the Elite several more dollars, approaching $20, IMHO. Of course, trying to 
find someone that is willing to pay $ for a framebuffer for an Ultra 10 or 
other PCI based UltraSPARC (U30, U60, etc.), well, that's a different 

On a related note, taking a U10 w/440 MHz CPU, 1 Gig of RAM, a SCSI HD and a 
UPA framebuffer (like you have) can make a pretty nice desktop - but it's not 
worth buying all the components to make such a system - it could run you up 
to $100 to make such a desktop from an empty base, with that same $100 you 
could get a really rocking U60-based system...


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