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: re: graphics
by MYOB on Sun 30th Oct 2005 19:22 UTC in reply to "re: graphics"
MYOB
Member since:
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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RE[3]: re: graphics
by JLF65 on Mon 31st Oct 2005 18:35 in reply to "RE[2]: re: graphics"
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2005-07-06

OPEN SOURCE support for ATI ends with the 9200. Closed source ATI drivers then pick up from there. That's what he meant. The open source part is critical since a small OS like MorphOS won't get closed source driver support from ATI.

This has always been a big problem for alternat OSes. No GPU manufacturer today releases programming specs on the latest GPUs. With ATI, the last GPU alternat OS folks can support is the 9200. With VIA/S3, it is UniChrome. I forget what the last open GPU from nVidia is.

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