View Full Version : Video card for old mac

05-02-2001, 12:00 AM
What would be a good card for a IIfx? I just need one that'll work with an Multiple Scan 720, or other monitors made in the last 4-5 years. There's a Macintosh II card in there now, but it doesn't help much. http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Which doesn't surprise me.

[This message has been edited by Tylor (edited 02 May 2001).]

05-02-2001, 01:49 AM
damn....old NuBus machine....we'd better wait until K surfs thru. He will know.

05-02-2001, 03:01 PM
That IIfx is too old for me. But, according to my Radius Thunder IV manual, it works in a IIfx. IME, it is the best NuBus video card available. These cards are circa 1994 and later and work with a variety of Apple multiscan monitors and other brands, but I don't know about yours. In decreasing order of capability (and price):

Thunder IV GX*1600, up to 1600x1200@Millions on 21" monitor
Thunder IV GX*1360, up to 1360x1024@Millions on 21" monitor
Thunder IV GX*1152, up to 1152x870@Millions on 21" monitor
Thunder/24 GT, same as GX*1152 just above.


05-03-2001, 09:40 AM
saw this on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1234320907
ofcourse it is a thunder II. not sure of the difference.

myself personally, i'm looking for apparently a very rare grayscale pds card for an old se/30 made by micron/xceed. sounds pretty cool, turns the built in b&w into grayscale. anybody got any ideas? found one on ebay new in box but the cost is starting to soar. trying to rationalize what it's worth to me.


05-03-2001, 01:25 PM
wow....that would be cool....I think I am going to set up an SE/30 just to run Prince of Persia.

yeah. Good idea.


05-03-2001, 01:27 PM
Dunno about that SE/30 card. The basic thing is this: For old Nubus Macs, you can get lots of cards and peripherals for next-to-nothing. But even with things that old, good quality items still cost more. My little upgrade project on a IIfx is nothing more than a fun hobby thing...taking the most powerful and expandable of the Mac II series and powering it up enough to leave even the best of the Quadras in the dust. It certainly isn't for economical reasons. http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

05-03-2001, 01:44 PM
Thunder II is earlier and nowhere close to the Thunder IV. I should have mentioned that. The II is also a 12" NuBus card so it won't fit in some machines. k