Tyan 2865 (was: dual vs single core opteron 100's)
brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Thu Jan 26 12:01:49 PST 2006
On Thu, Jan 26, 2006 at 10:20:02AM +0000, Dieter wrote:
> > 5. The reported problem with X11 not working because of no 'sync on green'
> > support is a minor problem at best. Lack of 'sync on green' is
> > only an issue with component cableing not an SVGA cable.
> > Mind you the onboard ATI Rage XL has only 8 Mbytes of SGRAM
> > (Tyan documentation here is poor) so you can not run with
> > much resolution using the onboard graphics.
> A workstation should be able to use a workstation class
> monitor. Many, probably most, workstation class CRT monitors
> require sync-on-green. A "SVGA cable" (I'm assuming you mean
> a HD-15 connector) is not an option if the monitor does not
> have an HD-15 input. Workstation monitors tend to have BNC
> or 13W3 connectors. HD-15 connectors are used on pee-cee
> class monitors and do not provide the bandwidth or shielding
> of BNC connectors. And users wanting a digital connection
> for a LCD are also out of luck. A modern workstation should
> provide at least DVI-I, and sync-on-green. A higher end
> workstation should add dual link and multi-head.
> The Tyan 2865 is mostly a workstation class board, except for
> the pee-cee class video and the pee-cee class buggy firmware.
Integrated video is not intended to be workstation class. It's intended
to be cheap. That's unlikely to change any time soon.
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