Accelerated LC PDS video card.

7 replies [Last post]
Hokusai's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 256

Does such a card exist. I've looked on Lowendmac and it seems all the ones they show are unaccelerated ones.

__________________

Macbook Pro 2.5GHz i5 / 16GB / SSD / eGPU GTX 960
Powerbase 360MHz G3 / 160MB / 80GB ATA / Radeon 7200

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Bolle's picture
Offline
Joined: Apr 3 2005
Posts: 44
I got a Micron Xceed Color Fu

I got a Micron Xceed Color Fusion and its quickdraw accelerated.

Hokusai's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 256
Ahh,

They didn't have that one listed. A good amount of resolutions avaliable to it too. Can't really find much info on it aside from that, though.

__________________

Macbook Pro 2.5GHz i5 / 16GB / SSD / eGPU GTX 960
Powerbase 360MHz G3 / 160MB / 80GB ATA / Radeon 7200

Bolle's picture
Offline
Joined: Apr 3 2005
Posts: 44
[img]http://farm2.static.flic

Hokusai's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 256
Hmm...

How much VRAM does it have?

__________________

Macbook Pro 2.5GHz i5 / 16GB / SSD / eGPU GTX 960
Powerbase 360MHz G3 / 160MB / 80GB ATA / Radeon 7200

Eudimorphodon's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 21 2003
Posts: 1203
On a random historical note...

The Weitek "Power 9000" video chip visible in the photos was a fairly popular "Windows Accelerator" chip for VESA VL local bus VGA cards. (Late 486 era.) This is actually a fairly interesting use for it since when used for PCs it was always pared with a simple VGA chip (since it lacked any VGA register compatibility). This lacks the VGA chip and just has a "generic" TI RAMDAC and... I'm guessing that big fat XILINX chip on the back does most of the work adapting it to the Mac's PDS slot.

Clever, anyway.

--Peace

Offline
Joined: Oct 7 2005
Posts: 87
Yes, the XILINX chip does all

Yes, the XILINX chip does all of the translation between the video and the PDS slot.

JRL
Offline
Joined: May 30 2009
Posts: 15
MicroConversions 1724PD

I also own one of the better QuickDraw accelerated LC PDS graphics cards, a MicroConversions 1724PD, which has some neat features such as hardware panning and zoom, a virtual desktop feature, and resolution switching on-the-fly.

it only works with a LC III PDS slot though, unfortunately.

__________________

Plus (Micromac '030 accelerator), SE x2, SE/30, Classic, Classic II, LC x4, LC II, LC III, P460, LC 475, LC 575, Performa 575, Performa 630, Color Classic, II, IIci (PowerCache), IIsi, 150, 160 x2, 165c, 170, 180c, 2300c, 520c, 540c (official PPC upgrade), 5500, 6360, Duo Dock, 7100, iBook 366, MB '08, MBA '13