Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Oct 2005 15:55 UTC, submitted by Raffaele
Morphos PPCNux (German) as well as Pegasos-Forum (German) report about new information about Genesi's new G5 based mainboard. The mainboard which will feature the PowerPC 970MP CPU will have the new microBTX format (26.4x26.7cm/10.4"x10.5"). As system controller IBM's 945 northbridge was chosen which is the corresponding version of the current PowerMac's system controller. ATI will provide the graphics chipset for the new mainboard. It is currently not known which product name the mainboard will have. In addition, Mupper 1.0 has been released.
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re: graphics
by on Sun 30th Oct 2005 19:19 UTC

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why can't they find some graphics chipset that has some 3d power on the ppc platform?

I might be misunderstanding your statement to be about the general PPC/mac market and not just this board, but FYI the latest PowerMacs now support the Geforce 7800 and Quadro 4500. It's been a long time coming for PowerMacs to have decent 3D card options, but it's great to see support for them now.

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RE: re: graphics
by MYOB on Sun 30th Oct 2005 19:22 in reply to "re: graphics"
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2005-06-29

Those cards only have 3D support under MacOS on PPC; this board is most likely to be used with Linux. ATi 3D support on Linux/PPC goes up to the Radeon 9200 or so, and not particularly fast; that is what the poster was refering to.

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RE[2]: re: graphics
by aliquis on Sun 30th Oct 2005 23:29 in reply to "RE: re: graphics"
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2005-07-23

Still onboard graphics from ATI doesn't mean you can't put in an Nvidia-card if you prefer to. Also MorphOS have got ATI drivers for long so maybe they got decent drivers for them since they don't are open-source(?) in MorphOS anyway.

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RE[2]: re: graphics
by voidlogic on Mon 31st Oct 2005 03:54 in reply to "RE: re: graphics"
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2005-09-03

Are you sure? I know for x86 Linux the support STARTS with the 9200, not ends with it.

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