First post, by FinalJenemba
I'm working on this really neat Tangent 486DX2 33mhz workstation tower. Original plan was to restore it and sell it, but thinking about keeping it as my main DOS PC because it's just so neat. Problem is its very much setup to be an early windows workstation, not for DOS gaming. It's got 64mb of memory over 4 of these crazy "dual board" 16mb 30 pin simms no one has ever seen before, I plan on swapping those for less ram. And it has a workstation class VLB video card. An Orchid P9000 to be exact. My understanding is this was made specifically for high resolution accelerated windows graphics, and is pretty crappy at VGA yea?
So if I plan on making this more of a gamer im thinking it makes sense to sell the Orchid and replace it. Should I get a different VLB card or switch to ISA? I can get a VLB Cirrus Logic GD5426 2mb pretty cheap, I've read about the RAM limitation but plan on dropping that to 8mb or so anyway. Thoughts?