Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4857 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
>> Radeon X1900 mac version (very hard to find and expensive)
> Apple X1900GT [...] are easy to come by.
Yes, but price very much depends on your location. Currently, eBay Germany only lists an offer by a US dealer (59 EUR + 54 EUR shipping, new, more than 10 available). 113 EUR for the card is pretty steep.
>> Lack of drivers for:
>> - builtin network card (i need to use Realtek on PCIe)
>> - fans (always on middle speed)
>> - temperature support
> I doesn't seem fair that you would restrict use of PCI-E G5s to
> developers based solely on the network support issue.
That's why it isn't based solely on the network support issue, I guess
If any of you find X1900GT cards in the US, I can ship them to Germany for about $23.00 via first class postage, or about $35 using priority mail.
The card I own cost me $20.
And the PCI-E G5 under MorphOS would be able to use PC video cards for R500 and above Radeon. Currently this would allow the X1950XTX to be used, which is quite a fast card with 512mb of vram.
Yesterday, I bought a Radeon HD 6750 for my quad on eBay for $25.
This card should eventually be supported under MorphOS (Mark has one).
As to fan control. Give me a version with the fans set to full and I'll add manual fan trimmer pots until software control is enabled.[ Edited by Jim 16.09.2017 - 08:29 ]
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