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Re: Apple Mac G4 Cube ATI Video Card, 32 MB, Rage 6, 630-3600, 109-73500-20
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2023, 07:52:40 PM »
Rage 6 was the original name for 1st Gen Radeon cards.
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Re: Apple Mac G4 Cube ATI Video Card, 32 MB, Rage 6, 630-3600, 109-73500-20
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2023, 08:05:13 PM »
LEM says it was available as a BTO option and also as an aftermarket upgrade so it was probably just one somebody bought and put in themselves.
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Re: Apple Mac G4 Cube ATI Video Card, 32 MB, Rage 6, 630-3600, 109-73500-20
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2023, 08:44:57 AM »
LEM says it was available as a BTO option and also as an aftermarket upgrade so it was probably just one somebody bought and put in themselves.

That's what I was thinking, but the 630-3600 clearly seems like a genuine apple part#, very weird, no google hits on that part number

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Re: Apple Mac G4 Cube ATI Video Card, 32 MB, Rage 6, 630-3600, 109-73500-20
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2023, 09:05:43 AM »
OK... this thing is looking quite rare as I cannot find another card with the PN# anywhere...

This PC card is close to the pic: https://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/feature-hardwarezones-10th-anniversary-y2k-era/gpu-scene-year-2000

Yet, this card remains an enigma, I am hoping a cube expert can fill me in on this one... 32MB is pretty decent for a cube

OS 9.2.2 System profiles sees the card as "ATI,Rage6ag"  ROM: 113-73501-119

Found this on the web:
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Rage 6 is the development codename of the first chip released under a Radeon brand - what you have there is an some version of R100 chipset that got released simply as Ati Radeon.
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Re: Apple Mac G4 Cube ATI Video Card, 32 MB, Rage 6, 630-3600, 109-73500-20
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2023, 09:10:45 AM »
FBz found this one (I also found it yesterday)
109-73500-21 ATI Radeon Rage VGA / ADC AGP Video Graphics Card
https://www.memory4less.com/ati-tech-video-graphics-card-109-73500-21

So I am guessing this is the exact card (minus the special cube bracket), layout looks identical, part number just one off...

The cube card is: 109-73500-20

The weird thing is that ATI made (2) different PCB boards that look identical, why not use the exact same card and denote the difference with a white sticker  for the bracket swap...  even the "Rage 6 73501" chip is an exact match... so why 2 different production runs with 2 different etched in parts numbers... weird

 


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