[rescue] value of U10 frame buffer card?

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Wed Oct 3 13:37:50 CDT 2007

James Hartley wrote:
> On 10/3/07, Michael-John Turner <mj at turner.org.za> wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 03, 2007 at 03:27:08AM -0700, James Hartley wrote:
>>> Given that the economic value has dropped so much, this may already
>>> answer my next question, but I'll be explicit anyways:  is there any
>>> technical/performance advantage to using this card?
>> Definitely. Whichever card it is, it'll be superior to the onboard ATI VGA,
>> both in 2D and 3D performance. The ATI also has only 2MiB or 4MiB of VRAM
>> (depends on which model of U10 you have - Darwin or Darwin II), limiting
>> the maximum resolution substantially in 24-bit modes.
> Is there such a thing as a converter going from a 13W3 connector to a
> standard (PC) monitor?

Yes.  They're actually quite common.  You shouldn't have any trouble 
finding one.  I'm using all of mine, otherwise I'd have just sent you one.

Peace...  Sridhar

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