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pmcd Jun 19, 2002 01:17 PM
PM8600/300 graphics' chip?
Does anyone know what kind of graphics' chip is built into the PM8600/300 system?

philip
 
l008com Jun 19, 2002 01:51 PM
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by pmcd:
<strong>Does anyone know what kind of graphics' chip is built into the PM8600/300 system?

philip</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Probably a cheapo ATi I would guess
<a href="http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac/stats/powermac_8600_300.html" target="_blank">http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac/stats/powermac_8600_300.html</a>
 
pmcd Jun 19, 2002 01:56 PM
The question is which "cheapo" ATI . The link doesn't tell you.

philip

[/QUOTE]Probably a cheapo ATi I would guess
<a href="http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac/stats/powermac_8600_300.html" target="_blank">http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac/stats/powermac_8600_300.html</a>[/QB][/QUOTE]
 
firefly Jun 19, 2002 05:14 PM
I don't think it's an ATI, but probably the same Apple video controller used in other 7x00 and 8x00 macs (whether this is actually made by ATI, I don't know, but it isn't advertised as one).
 
P Jun 19, 2002 06:03 PM
I'm with firefly, it's some Apple proprietary thing or a _very_ cheap ATI thing without 3D support at all. A hint if you're trying to figure this stuff out: If it says VRAM on the graphics memory, it's probably an Apple chip; if it says SGRAM, it's an early ATI Rage thingy.

<a href="http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=112422" target="_blank">http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=112422</a>

Apple's take on it, doesn't offer any clues other than the VRAM thing (as opposed to SGRAM).
 
firefly Jun 21, 2002 10:09 AM
This is the information given by Apple System Profiler on my 7600 about the graphics chip, which leads me to believe it is made by Apple:

Built-in display card

Card type: display
Card name: control
Card model: AAPL,343S1154
Card ROM #: Not available
Card Revision: 1
Card Vendor ID: 106B
 
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