Reply 47920 of 48714, by Ozzuneoj
eesz34 wrote on 2023-02-06, 16:14:Ozzuneoj wrote on 2023-02-06, 15:51:eesz34 wrote on 2023-02-06, 15:47:
Boca Research SuperVGA with original box and additional 512K RAM sockets filled with Siemens chips made in W. Germany! The date code tells me these chips were made just months after reunification.
That's really cool! I love it when it's possible to tie a piece of hardware to a historically significant time. Makes a good candidate for a conversation piece for display. 😀
I'm guessing it's an ET3000AX?
Actually a ET4000AX. Planning to put into a 286. Yes I know that's probably mismatched but it ended up that way 😀
Wow, that's a pretty early ET4000AX, isn't it? I think it's also uncommon to find them with only 512KB of memory.
EDIT: Oh duh... you said additional 512K sockets were filled, not that it had only 512K total. That makes more sense. Yes, definitely sounds more like an ET4000 now. 😁
And hey, if you put it in a 286 you at least know that the video card won't be the bottleneck. 😀
Now for some blitting from the back buffer.