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crazyeights
12-18-2000, 12:04 AM
Magician......in point 6. on the proformance 3 pge......was your performance experience on the Hitachi monitors mentioned using the 16Mb or the 32Mb card.
http://www.macgurus.com/shoppingcart/showrampage.cgi?mgvideoadapters7.html

magician
12-18-2000, 03:18 AM
those are 16MB ProFormance 3's, and they are still in boo_boo, a heavily customized S900 right behind me.

jorge
12-18-2000, 12:27 PM
Have one running my 17" SGI flat screen and its wicked fast. Seems faster as the AGP Rage 128. Maybe not the Radeon.

j

crazyeights
12-18-2000, 12:54 PM
thanks guys

crazyeights
12-21-2000, 09:12 AM
I assume boo_boo's card is not a PF3+?

What is the difference between the PF3 and PF3+? I looked all over the page, and couldn't find a description of the distinction. Doesn't mean it's not there, just means I did my best fo find it, before I drank my morning pot of strong Oolong tea. Makes the world look brighter!!

c8

kaye
12-21-2000, 10:01 AM
C8,

All you ever wanted to know here http://www.formac.com/2k/products/pf3_products.html and I have the PF3+ with 32MB SGRAM and wired goggles in my PTP. You have to add your own leather brain-bucket. I have not fully tested this card out but I can say, even in a non-Bandit slot, it is very fast. k

jorge
12-21-2000, 12:03 PM
The Performance 4 AGP with dual monitor support and multi connector compatible board looks awesome. Really hope it kicks the Radeons butt now that 3dfx is out of the picture.

I respect these Mac companies who stand by us and support their products. Maybe Nvida will get a OEM contract with Apple or atleast give us BTO options. Maybe that will remain a dream. Apple should vist the Dell site and really look at their customization options. If we want a barebones machine, sell it to us! No ram, no hard drive and no video card. etc.

I've been venting alot lately. http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

j

crazyeights
12-21-2000, 02:18 PM
Jorge, hey, nothing wrong with knowing what you want!!! Thanks!

And, Kaye, thank you too. How are those 3D glasses? Is Jenna Jameson palatable in 3D?

You guys are the best......!!

c8

magician
12-21-2000, 03:21 PM
it just now occurs to me that I have not used those goggles to view porn...damn, I must be getting old.

the difference between the PF3 and 3+ is, I believe, not much more involved than a faster RAMDAC or oscillator. If memory serves, the 3 runs at 270MHz, and the 3+ at 300MHz. The difference would be evident in benchmarks, but probably not in actual use by a human. They are very fast scrolling boards, particularly in 2D.

kaye
12-21-2000, 05:07 PM
There are more than a few that look better in 3D. k