Accelerated LC PDS video card.

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Accelerated LC PDS video card.

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

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I got a Micron Xceed Color Fu

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

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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.

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Hmm...

How much VRAM does it have?

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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.

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Yes, the XILINX chip does all

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

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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.

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