Re: PCI graphics card

From: Jo Even Skarstein <>
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 1998 15:14:05 +0200 (CEST)

On Tue, 8 Sep 1998, Magnus Kollberg wrote:

> > Oh no! Not another 040-accelerator :-( Well, it have to be pretty
> > cheap (less than ~250UKP) if I should buy it, and then it would be
> > mostly for the AGP-support. Why not a 060-accelerator? The 040 is much
> > too slow, a 75MHz 060 is what I want!
> Who said that? Why only a 75MHz 060 with a price much lower than expected?

I couldn't access the "Tempest"-page earlier today, but I had a look at it
now. So you're using a Coldfire-CPU? Cool enough, but if you're moving
away from 68k-compatibility why not go for a G3 or similar? What about a
75MHz 060 (expensive, but faster and more compatible than Coldfire) with a
350MHz G3 as co-processor? :-) A small task-switching kernel in the G3 and
some additions to MiNT and you have true multiprocessing.

The expected price is nice though, but will it include a VDI for a popular
and cheap AGP-card (e.g. the Matrox Productiva)?

** Jo Even Skarstein
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