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darthnVader:
Mactron sent me one of these cards, but it appears to be partially dead, so Diehard sent another, and I put it in my Quicksilver, with out flashing it, and loaded the ROM for the Gainwood Dual DVI card onto it.

The Mac booted OS 9, and the card is fully supported. I tested 2D/3D and DVD Playback, what is more is, the OpenGL driver reports as Quadro4/AGP, rather that Geforce4Ti.

I never knew that OS 9 had the unified driver Unified Driver Architecture for OS 9, like OS X does, however it appears to work great. OS X requires a hack to add the Device ID to the NV20HAL for this card to work, even tho there is driver support for the card.

I'll have to run some benchmarks and see which card is the king of OS 9, Gainwood Dual DVI 4600Ti, or Quadro 900 XGL.

Stay turned. 8)

As always, thanks to Mactron and Diehard for providing test cards, Arti Itra for our Geforce4Ti ROM maker, Joe van Tunen, Segher Boessenkool, Tarl Neustaedter , and Mark Cave-Ayland for being our general Open Firmware Guru's, and putting up with my, sometimes, dumb questions.



MacTron:

--- Quote from: darthnVader on May 03, 2018, 01:34:54 AM ---The Mac booted OS 9, and the card is fully supported. I tested 2D/3D and DVD Playback, what is more is, the OpenGL driver reports as Quadro4/AGP, rather that Geforce4Ti.

I never knew that OS 9 had the unified driver Unified Driver Architecture for OS 9, like OS X does, however it appears to work great. OS X requires a hack to add the Device ID to the NV20HAL for this card to work, even tho there is driver support for the card.

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Wow ! Awesome !
Thanks again for your invaluable work !


--- Quote from: darthnVader on May 03, 2018, 01:34:54 AM ---
I'll have to run some benchmarks and see which card is the king of OS 9, Gainwood Dual DVI 4600Ti, or Quadro 900 XGL.

Stay turned. 8)


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I guess that you'll find out that all cards performs the same. But who knows ... I'll wait for your test result.

Please include Cinebench 2003 in your test arsenal.

IIO:
maybe it is time to leave 1920*1200 behind me.

31,5 widescreen monitors like this new agon ag322qc4 still come with VGA input.

macStuff:
great work darth  8) 8) 8)
we are all thankful!  ;D
err, at least those of us that can find one
im very glad, years later,  to hear that my hunch on this was correct,

i would bet on very small differences in benchmarks aswell
but it will be interesting to see!

mrhappy:
Wow... VERY cool Darth!! ;D ;D

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