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News   News : SGI taps ATI for high-end graphics
   posted by herewegoagain on 15-Jul-2003 17:53:29 (1446 reads)
Silicon Graphics on Monday is expected to release a new high-end visualization machine that marks a major change for the company: reliance on mainstream video technology from ATI.

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turkamigaman 
Re: SGI taps ATI for high-end graphics
Posted on 15-Jul-2003 23:07:01
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From: Izmir Turkiye

Very nice machine... Only one fault it has. It is something expensive. Just this. I was asked software prices for system years ago. Yes I did myself...

Don't ask me. But I can say more then machine is.

I was asked "smallest one"... with reasonable software !


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Re: SGI taps ATI for high-end graphics
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with 64 of SGI's MIPS 16000A processors cost well over $300,000.


Yes, very expensive. For professional use only.

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That system will be able to handle screens with 120 million pixels--the picture elements that make up computer screen images--and will be able to draw 40 billion pixels per second, SGI said.


But that is alot of power!

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Bodie 
Re: SGI taps ATI for high-end graphics
Posted on 16-Jul-2003 2:29:27
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From: Azjol-Nerub

heh

In Melbourne I saw an old SGI machine selling for under $1000, that would be a nice collectors item .

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