Subject: Re: Installation of 20020415-current snapshot
To: Bernd Sieker <>
From: Michael Wolfson <>
List: port-hp300
Date: 05/04/2002 10:34:19
At 12:26 PM +0200 5/4/02, Bernd Sieker wrote:

:)There were actually 3D graphics accellerators for HP9000 series 400?
:)Wow. Those must have been _really_ expensive.


:)Oh, I didn't know that. I thought they were all internal boards. I
:)have only 8bit and 1bit internal boards, and I heard there were 24bit
:)framebuffers, but I've never seen one.

They're *big*.  I've run across 98720 and 98710 framebuffers connected to
320s.  Reasonable 3D, but the 2D performance (compared to even a slow
topcat) was abyssmal.  Like Michael Lorenz, my 400s came with a 98705 -- it
straps onto the wide part of the base.

The 98720 had about 6 enormous boards.  The box was the size of a series
800 workstation.  Very spooky inside.

For Series 300 and 400, they didn't make any 24 bpp DIO-II size
framebuffers.  Perhaps one of the 4XXt or 4XXdl models configured with SGC
could use a CRX24 though?

BTW, ISTR the 425e has the framebuffer integrated on the motherboard.

  -- MW