|[News] Pictures of the MicroA1 "Industrial" motherboard||ANN.lu|
|Posted on 17-Oct-2004 12:25 GMT by Not ArticiaP||69 comments|
On this link you will see three pictures of the MicroA1 "Industrial" motherboard: http://lain.ziaspace.com/~ryu/a1. On the pictures you can see that it still uses the ArticiaS northbridge, as well as the VIA 686B southbridge, but a standalone Sil0680 IDE controller is there as well.
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|Pictures of the MicroA1 "Industrial" motherboard : Comment 56 of 69||ANN.lu|
|Posted by priest on 19-Oct-2004 18:44 GMT|
|In reply to Comment 55 (Anonymous):|
>> For industrial use that could be a superb solution.
>But... the uA1-I boards have been offered for Amiga community. We are not
in industrial business here.
Better if it would not be offered to Amiga community?
It's positive thing that it is offered ... even if the GFX chip would be Trio64. (I would not buy it, though)
>> Is there benchmarks of Radeon 7000 with AGP0x/2x/4x speeds?
>In PCI mode (AGP x0) all data have to be sent to the Radeon memory by CPU.
Why? Also PCI is DMA capable.
>In AGP x2 mode (x4, x8) texture data are copied from the system memory to
>Radeon 7000 memory without using CPU. Radeon DMA AGP engine does it.
I think that is incorrect. AGP was invented to allow GFX card to use system RAM as it's GFX/3D RAM extension.
If all textures that are used in one game "level" fit in 32Mb GFX memory, nothing is loaded in between level change.
So no benchmarks?
>> If the GFX performance drops noticeably when comparing to uA1c, and if there is
>> no special use for the Gb ethernet, one might reconsider... (still, the onboard firewire saves one PCI slot...)
>Are you sure that in uA1-C the Radeon chip works in AGP x2 mode?
I've desided to wait untill these issues are clear before buying A1.
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