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Re: 3d on alpha?

On Tue, Sep 03, 2002 at 11:22:55AM +0200, Filip Van Raemdonck wrote:
> And Matrox cards? Any issues with these? Do you know if dualhead
> might work, in 2D?  (I'm asking because they seem to be easier to
> get to locally than ATI's)

Matrox cards typically depend on AGP GART support for 3D operation.

ATI cards have so-called "PCI GART" internal hardware, which
essentially subsitutes for the lack of AGP GART hardware in a
motherboard's core logic (AGP is only found on a couple of EV6

As to Matrox dual head, I've never had such, nor have I heard of such
working on Alpha.

> <clueless>
> Do you mean I have to put it in the same slot as the Powerstorm, which I
> assume is a 64 bit one, or are all slots 64 bit?
> </clueless>

Yes, one of the longer slots. The shorter slots are 32-bit, and behind
a PCI-PCI bridge.

> Hmm, I suppose you can't get to docs to get a working driver for the
> Powerstorm even in 2D only?

Nope; it was OEMed by us from E&S or some such third party, and as such
docs and code are NOT ours to distribute.


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