Re: AGP Support in PesasosII
On Sun, Jan 23, 2005 at 12:23:19AM +1100, Dean Hamstead wrote:
> in response to myself, the pegasos website
> (at least the au reseller) doesnt make a big deal out
> of the agp bus. infact it just calls it an agp 'slot' not
> a bus. which makes my old voodoo3 3500tv an appealing
> choice if i had such a motherboard
For linux Radeon's are prefered. the new radeon 9250 are perfect matches i
think, i would not invest in more expensive cards. The Voodoo, well, it was
never all so well supported on powerpc, and X has trouble driving them.
> so they have weezled their way out of providing proper
> agp support. making my hard earned (ok thats debatable,
> i work in IT) cash less likely to transfer to their accounts
Bah. What do you expect ? Do you know of any powerpc northbridge manufacturer
apart from apple that deals with AGP ? There was Mai, whose articia S we used
in the pegasos 1, which supposed had upto 2x agp, but since it had trouble
with the DMA, and was dead-slow anyway, it was not really usefull, and apart
from that Mai didn't provide real specs to write the agp-gart stuff, and even
pci-mode only froze the box.
Our next version will probably be based from one of the Freescale e600 core
based chips, and will have dual pci-express on chip, one for standard stuff,
and the other for graphics, so there you will have a real 3D solution.
> i can probably get a second hand g4 1ghz for cheaper
> anyway... *shrug*