Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4957 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
You are right, it is a 4550.
And as to support, it was something I could do, I`m not looking for any credit.
I am just trying to support the endeavor of a friend.
And the cards are easier to obtain here than in South Africa.
I just wanted to help defray the costs Mark was facing.
After all, had anyone really thought about the shear number of cards that currently need accelerated drivers?
You can not really expect the guy to buy dozens of video cards AND then do all the creative work, can you?
And as to the repeated calls for a driver for the HD 7750, you will have one...eventually.
Frankly, I would be happy refitting an X5000 with an X1950XTX video card, if I could just get current MorphOS support for the X50000 itself.
And those earlier cards I mention should easily be able to match the 7750 as we are soon to be somewhat CPU bound when it comes to graphics performance.
Think about it, 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?
It's rumored (and I have not asked) that Frank and Mark started the SAM460 port with X1300 video cards until they obtained 4650 cards.
That would be a cool card to have, and I am sure there are plenty of X1000 owners that would have loved accelerated drivers for the card that shipped with their systems.
My point is, the GCN cards will happen, but throwing in your two cents with this "it ought to be done now to the exclusion of the earlier cards" crap isn't`going to affect the approach Mark is pursuing. [ Edited by Jim 08.01.2017 - 09:50 ]
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