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    Posts: 4977 from 2009/1/28
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    Good Point about speed Andreas.
    But even a first gen x8 PCIe connection is adequate for most cards.

    Heck, I'm even seriously considering a SAM460 with a Radeon X1300 (X4 first gen + slow video card).

    Btw - When do we get USB 3.0 support?
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  • »02.03.13 - 00:21
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    Andreas_Wolf
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    > even a first gen x8 PCIe connection is adequate for most cards.

    That's same speed as x4 on QorIQ P and T1 or x2 on QorIQ T2+. Should be doable.

    > I'm even seriously considering a SAM460 with a Radeon X1300

    Let's wait for the R500 drivers first ;-)
  • »02.03.13 - 00:46
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    >Let's wait for the R500 drivers first ;-)

    OS4 2D drivers already exist.
    But then, you know that not my primary interest. ;)
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    >> Let's wait for the R500 drivers first ;-)

    > OS4 2D drivers already exist. But then, you know that not my primary interest. ;)

    Exactly. That's why I was thinking you were alluding to MorphOS on the Sam460ex rather than to OS4 :-)
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    > That's why I was thinking you were alluding to MorphOS on the Sam460ex rather than to OS4 :-)

    Well, let us hope that they will not make us use PCI video cards with that board.

    Frank did tease us once mentioning X600 drivers in regard to (I think) iMac.

    I'm just an optimist.

    X600 would probably be easy.
    There are R400 cards that work in that slot (so a driver could work on both G5 Macs and the SAM460), but these are not that cheap.
    A cheap R500 card like the X1300 would cost no more then an X600 and perform better.
    Also, most are passively cooled (as is the rest of the SAM460).

    But I'd be willing to buy whatever is supported by both OS'.

    We will have to wait to see what graphics cards hey support for this system. ;)
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    > Frank did tease us once mentioning X600 drivers in regard to (I think) iMac.

    Not only mentioning but even showing screenshots of such driver in action:

    https://morph.zone/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?topic_id=9034&forum=11&start=6
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