[rescue] value of U10 frame buffer card?

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Wed Oct 3 14:53:37 CDT 2007

>From: James Hartley <jjhartley at gmail.com>
>Date: 2007/10/03 Wed PM 01:18:00 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] value of U10 frame buffer card?

>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?

Yep - eBay has them all the time, you want 13W3 male to HD-15 female. THere are some that go the other way, to allow you to use Sun monitors on PCs (13W3 female to HD-15 male).

Searching for 13w3 on eBay should get you what you are looking for...


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