From: Paul Jakma (Paul.Jakma at domain Digital.com)
Date: Thu 27 May 1999 - 11:18:29 IST
> what about video cards? i just saw 2MB cards on the compusys site.
I guess they could put in a better card if you asked them to, any PCI card
supported by XFree86 should work, eg Permedia, Matrox g200, TNT..
> i'd be
> looking for something that does at least 24-bit colour at 1600x1200, so i
> think i'd need around 16MB on the card. any ideas? i presume these
> use a PCI bus, but apart from that i don't know
UX has 2 PCI busses, with 6 slots available. One 64-bit slot on bus 0, and 5
32-bit slots on bus 1. 64bit slot is backwards compatible.
The LX doesn't have onboard net or scsi, but it can run Digital Unix if you
flash in SRM.
> . the specs are impressive
> for the money though, and it'd be nice to use a truly RISC CPU. the h/w
> organisation course we did this year has left me with the impression that
> alphas are head and shoulders above intel and maybe even the powerpc.
They are good. the 533MHz is comparable integer wise to a P2 400, and beats
a P-3 or Xeon 550MHz at both pure FP and FP/£, eg:
P-3 550: specfp95 16. cost of cpu and board: £450 and £150+
Xeon 550: specfp ~20: cost: !!!!! £1200 up.
21164A 533MHz: " 22. cost, cpu and ux board: £150 and £450
21164A 600MHz: 25. cost: £460 and £450.
uhmmm.. which one would you buy?
The 533MHz clocks well too.
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