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First post, by Amigaz

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Anyone know how these cards perform in DOS in terms of speed and compatability?

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Reply 2 of 7, by GL1zdA

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It's a ELSA GLoria Synergy based on Permedia 2. I don't know how well it performs in DOS, but I achieved with it around 20 fps at 640x480 in Quake II (on a 533 MHz Alpha CPU). Here is a review (ELSA Winner 2000 is basically the same card): http://www.sunstorm.com/tech/ft-001r5.htm .

Users who look for a moderate amount of DOS compatibility will be disappointed with any Permedia 2 board. There are no DOS VESA modes available in the BIOS, and our sources claim it unlikely that ELSA will write a software driver. Users will have to hope the a third-party TSR will be written, in the chance that such a thing is even possible.

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Reply 4 of 7, by Amigaz

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keropi wrote:

what chip does it use?
ELSA was just a manufacturer from Germany IIRC

Damn..forgot to add the specs but a kind user here was fast doing that...

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Reply 5 of 7, by GL1zdA

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h-a-l-9000 wrote:

Dunno, I have a Elsa Winner 2000 here which has a S3 Virge VX chip (marked WINNER2000AVI/3D).

There were many "Winners". The one with Permedia 2is the "Office" edition.

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Reply 7 of 7, by GL1zdA

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Just pulled out my Synergy from a PC and it looks exactly like the one in the picture in the first post (to be exact, it has only a D-Sub output, but there the PCB has place for the others. So it's Permiedia 2 for sure.

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