FYI, anything better than a Cirus Logic 5420 card is wasted on the GoldenGate... I had a slc2/50mhz in a A4000D once and did numerous tests with it.
The main problem is that the ISA bus of the goldengate is the bottleneck. You can't even have a 16bit soundcard working normally in games for example, even simple 386 ones. Once things start transferring in the ISA bus you hear many delays in sound, even slow midi playing ...
What I did find is that a CL5420 with a 8bit soundblaster works fine in every situation.
I am telling you all that so you don't waste your time searching for a fast ISA vga. It will just go to waste
yes, but don't get those OAK 256kb ones are they are dead-slow
the ISA bus on a real PC works much better than the one on the goldengate... I was playing Apogee's Hocus Pocus on the 486slc2 GG that has midi music... the game is just a semi-good 386 platformer BUT the GG isa bus was so slow that midi was playing in slow-motion(sound in reality LOL)
I assume the implementation is not the fastest available but it works (noone expects the gg ISA implementation to be lightning fast - the fact that it works on the amiga is amazing enough!) Maybe it is the irq requests that are slow (midi uses #2) don't really know... What I know is that I benchmarked ~15 vga cards, from oak, trident, cirus logic even ati ones... the best ones where the cirus logic ones and they all performed the same whether they where 5420 or 5430 ones.... they pretty much max out the gg's available bandwidth (so you shove there a 8bit sb and you are set!)
Ahh thanks for the info, i read another forum where you were talking about the GG but its good that you have all this info , perhaps we should have a sticky on hardware ? as i cant any or atleast very much on the GG at all....
I couldnt get any output at all on the GG the first night i had it but the second night it worked fine (?) via RGB to my HD tv...
Anyway....cirrus logic then?
i'll have to check various web sites or local sales......ISA stuff is getting rare!
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Thanks for the offer of the Trident but my quest is for a Cirrus logic ISA....
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Vga card found off of Amibay...please close the thread thank you all.