Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4856 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
> the Mac compatible the card was listed along with Sonnet cards, and was listed as PCI,
> not a proprietary interface. But again, could be wrong.
Wrong for sure. The only Sonnet accelerators for the PCI slot are the Crescendo 7200 cards, which, as said, max out at 500 MHz. There's a Sonnet card series called Crescendo/PCI G4
available at 700, 800 and 1000 MHz, but despite the name, these are not PCI cards. Maybe it was one of these.
Most likely, I should have noted the make and model of the computer.
It's entirely like they implemented Apple's CPU slot.
As to the 7200s, reverse engineering them would be a chore. Although it should be possible to add the missing multipliers.
Still, from what I have seen, these things are a PITA to program.
"Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"