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silverf0x0
14th April 2009, 21:20
Looking for this graphic card (i need it for my EFIKA board, I may be interest in others compatible graphic cards as well...).

## I know there are many on ebay for cheap, but i just start to hate that service.

Merlin
14th April 2009, 22:04
This may seem like a stupid question, but you haven't specified the form factor for the card; is it a PCI or an AGP card you are looking for? It helps people who aren't 100% clued up about Efika boards.

I presume it's not PCI-E as that would be too modern.

Thanks

silverf0x0
15th April 2009, 14:22
Sorry, you are right it's an agp 1x (I thought it was implicit considering the board i should assemble on...).

Merlin
15th April 2009, 15:31
Actually, no; it will have implications for the types compatible cards though, such as supply voltage. IIRC, first generation AGP cards were 5v, with later generation cards dropping to somewhere around 3v and they aren't interchangeable. The compatibility is denoted by the cut-outs in the card around the contacts and only certain ones will fit the correct slot to prevent damage to the board or card.

If you can't find a Radeon, I may have a couple of ATI Rage Fury 128Mb cards in AGP flavour that may work.

silverf0x0
15th April 2009, 19:40
Yeah that's the problem.
" AGP is bridged mechanically to PCI with the AGP 90 riser slot. The 66 MHz frequency is the smallest common denominator providing AGPx1, which only runs at 3.3 V: other voltages will result in damage to the board. The Hardware Layer/OpenFirmware provides x86 BIOS support,
so it is possible to use standard AGPx1 graphic cards such as an ATI 9200 series card."
This is what i found written on the Efika book (it can be found on efika.org that seem to be a reasonable source).
The book provide a list of working cards (actually the book says that it need to be confirmed) :

ATI Radeon 7000VE (RV100)
ATI Radeon 7200 (R100)
ATI Radeon 7500 (RV 200)
ATI Radeon 8500 LE (RV 200)
ATI Radeon 8500 (RV 200)
ATI Radeon 9000 SE (RV 250)
ATI Radeon 9000 (RV250)
ATI Radeon 9000 Pro (RV250)
ATI Radeon 9100 (RV200)
ATI Radeon 9200 SE (RV 280)
ATI Radeon 9200 (RV 280)
ATI Radeon 9200 Pro (RV 280)
ATI Radeon 9250 (RV 280)
3DFX Voodoo3 2000 (Avenger)
3DFX Voodoo3 3000 (Avenger)
3DFX Voodoo3 3500 (Avenger)
3DFX Voodoo4 4500 (Napalm)
3DFX Voodoo5 5500 (Napalm) (this card was recognised as a Voodoo4 on
Pegasos/MorphOS, only one GPU was used, thus it is not recommended)
SIS 305
SIS 300
SIS 6326
3D Labs / Texas Instruments Permedia2 (not recommended, because there might be no
3D support on MorphOS like on Pegasos)
3D Labs / Texas Instruments Permedia2v (not recommended, because there might be
no 3D support on MorphOS like on Pegasos)
XGI Volari V3XE AGP
Note : XGI has released the source code to Genesi for both 2D and 3D (thanks to HAL/OF).
This might be a good choice for future improvements.

The book recognised the Ati radeon 9250 to be the best choice. The book it's a bit outdated (July 2007) but i suppose is still quite usable.

Technically the Ati rage fury shouldn't make problems but I prefer do my search to confirm it, then i will let you know.

Thank you for the help