• Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Posts: 12074 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > if you were a SAM owner, would you want to spend $150 on an HD 7750 when you
    > could get an earlier card for $20-30?

    If I was a Sam460 owner then this would certainly be the case because I wanted to also run OS4 with a 3D-supported graphics card. Thus, I would of course spend the surcharge (just found a new HD 7750 on eBay Germany for 88 EUR (= 93 USD) and a used one for 25 EUR (= 26 USD)) for a 3D-supported GCN-based card instead of buying a cheaper pre-GCN card unsupported in terms of 3D.

    >> IMHO it makes the most sense to start with whatever shipped with the X5000.
    >> Then support earlier/later generations after that.

    > throwing in your two cents with this "it ought to be done now to the exclusion of
    > the earlier cards" crap

    Supporting earlier cards later on wouldn't equal exclusion. And I think takemehomegrandma has a point.
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