Best video card for an X5000?
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 10018 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > isn't PCI addressed via a bridge chip?

    Yes, behind two bridge chips (PCIe-PCIe, PCIe-PCI) actually.

    > That might complicate accessing and detecting PCI cards.

    Indeed.

    > I think it's best to use what PCI-E cards we can, wait
    > for some further development, and just deal with it.

    Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be a good option for OS4 users who also want to run MorphOS.

    > like all cards with memory above 128MB [...], the extra memory lays unused.

    Above 256 MiB.

    https://morph.zone/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?forum=11&topic_id=12462&start=51
    https://morph.zone/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?forum=11&topic_id=12462&start=61

    > are 1, 2, or 4GB cards going to provide much beyond faster gpus and memory?

    They are providing the possibility to use one and the same graphics card for OS4 in 3D and for MorphOS at least in 2D :-)
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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    Spectre660
    Posts: 217 from 2015/6/30
    The X5000 U-boot recognizes all pcie and pci cards installed at boot.


    Quote:

    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > isn't PCI addressed via a bridge chip?

    Yes, behind two bridge chips (PCIe-PCIe, PCIe-PCI) actually.

    > That might complicate accessing and detecting PCI cards.

    Indeed.

    > I think it's best to use what PCI-E cards we can, wait
    > for some further development, and just deal with it.

    Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be a good option for OS4 users who also want to run MorphOS.

    > like all cards with memory above 128MB [...], the extra memory lays unused.

    Above 256 MiB.

    https://morph.zone/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?forum=11&topic_id=12462&start=51
    https://morph.zone/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?forum=11&topic_id=12462&start=61

    > are 1, 2, or 4GB cards going to provide much beyond faster gpus and memory?

    They are providing the possibility to use one and the same graphics card for OS4 in 3D and for MorphOS at least in 2D :-)




    [ Edited by Spectre660 30.10.2018 - 08:10 ]
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Acill
    Posts: 1887 from 2003/10/19
    From: Oxnard, Ca.
    I've tried a Sapphire X1550 512MB PCIe card in my X5000 and it seems it cant even see it at power on. This card was listed as supported as well. Its a shame. I have heard it supports 3D under MorphOS.
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  • Caterpillar
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    outrun1978
    Posts: 21 from 2018/7/8
    @Acill

    The X1550 I had installed on my X5000 was a Sapphire 256MB model with DDR2 ram so am perhaps there is a subtle difference here with the one you have tried..

    The X1550 series does appear to be a little hit and miss as when I was doing a little bit of research I came across the following which highlights that for some X1550 cards the U-boot May not appear.

    http://hdrlab.org.nz/projects/amiga-os-4-projects/radeonhd-driver/radeonhd-driver-hardware-compatibility/

    I’d try to find a X1650 instead as the performance for 3D in MorphOS was much better, but the one I was using does not output via DVI in MorphOS.

    @thread

    Any idea how close the development team are to being able to support the 7750 series cards?
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