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Reply 320 of 570, by swaaye

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Yup that is an amazing find. I remember when they first hyped that card. Though it makes sense that it wasn't marketed at the time, it is a fascinating bit of hardware. It would be really interesting to run some tests on how that Pinolite chip affects OpenGL performance.

Reply 321 of 570, by G1nX

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swaaye wrote:

Yup that is an amazing find. I remember when they first hyped that card. Though it makes sense that it wasn't marketed at the time, it is a fascinating bit of hardware. It would be really interesting to run some tests on how that Pinolite chip affects OpenGL performance.

Thank you. I pleasantly surprised when I first saw it.
From the information I gathered the Pinolite showed some performance increase if the CPU of the system was of a slower speed and non-MMX type. On a P200MMX the difference was small in Quake2 tests.
If I can find the right drivers I can test that for myself and share the results with you guys.

Since I saw some posts back on this thread other users were asking about the Canopus 3D Glasses for the Total3D cards here they are:
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Unfortunately I don't have the retail box or any of the other accessories that came with this card.

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Reply 322 of 570, by Stiletto

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For those who don't remember the old discussions on the Hercules Thriller Conspiracy or the Fujitsu "FGX-1"/"Pinolite" MB86242:

“Fujitsu Develops World’s First Three Dimensional Geometry Processor,” press release, Fujitsu
Fujitsu press release 1997-0139, July 2, 1997.
https://pr.fujitsu.com/jp/news/1997/Jul/2e.html
https://pr.fujitsu.com/jp/news/1997/Jul/2.html

“Geometry Processor for PC 3D Graphics : Pinolite”, Fujitsu, 49, 2, pp.103-106 (03 1998) (Japanese)
http://img.jp.fujitsu.com/downloads/jp/jmag/v … 9-2/paper03.pdf

There is also an English translation of the above Japanese paper in IEICE Trans. Electron., Vol. E81-C, No. 5 May 1998.
"3D Graphics Geometry Processor for PC", Makoto Awaga, p.733-736
http://search.ieice.org/bin/summary.php?id=e8 … 98&lang=E&abst=
I have a copy of this but it's easy enough to obtain.

There is also a document reference mentioned in US patent US6854003 (regarding a Hyundai processor) as “MB86242 <PinoliteTM> Product Specifications,” Fujitsu, Version 1.0, (1997) - which while the patent is easily accessible, I do not believe I have the document referenced at the moment.

That's all the info I still have AFAIK.

According to the Fujitsu MB86291 "Scarlet" datasheet, two Pinolite processing cores with enhanced rendering cores were integrated into the MB86291, along with an enhanced Cremson core (x5 previous performance), dedicated video capture/scaler and embedded wide-bus band SDRAM.
http://www.datasheetarchive.com/MB86291/Datas … SW00188342.html
http://www.datasheetarchive.com/mb86291-datasheet.html

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Reply 324 of 570, by G1nX

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sgraffite wrote:
This thread reminded me that I have a v1000, and maybe I still have the box and all the goodies. I took this pic in 2010 of it: […]
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This thread reminded me that I have a v1000, and maybe I still have the box and all the goodies. I took this pic in 2010 of it:
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That's a nice card to have with all the goodies.

I thought I'd share something on the same topic.
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I did the sacrilege of unsealing the box to take a peak at the content but I think it was worth it as I haven't seen many of these.

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Reply 325 of 570, by Artex

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DROOL! Been trying to find that boxed/sealed card for ages.

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Reply 326 of 570, by G1nX

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Artex wrote:

DROOL! Been trying to find boxed/sealed card for ages.

I found it a few years ago but never seen another since only bare card.

This one however I've seen more than once though:
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Reply 334 of 570, by SquallStrife

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G1nX wrote:
http://s17.postimg.org/quoa68ygr/IMG_3442m.jpg I did the sacrilege of unsealing the box to take a peak at the content but I thin […]
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I did the sacrilege of unsealing the box to take a peak at the content but I think it was worth it as I haven't seen many of these.

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Thanks for sharing that.

Where I work, we've used Intergraph software since the 80s. It's pretty awesome to see their classic bog-standard CD label and documentation template used for something not work related.

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SquallStrife wrote:
G1nX wrote:
http://s17.postimg.org/quoa68ygr/IMG_3442m.jpg I did the sacrilege of unsealing the box to take a peak at the content but I thin […]
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I did the sacrilege of unsealing the box to take a peak at the content but I think it was worth it as I haven't seen many of these.

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Thanks for sharing that.

Where I work, we've used Intergraph software since the 80s. It's pretty awesome to see their classic bog-standard CD label and documentation template used for something not work related.

I'm glad you like it. I collect other Intergraph cards as well but this was the only one I've found to be new and complete with all the CDs and documentation.

On topic at hand here's a trio of production Hercules V2200 cards with 4MB and 8Mb I have in my collection.
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Reply 338 of 570, by G1nX

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bushwack wrote:

Nice looking collection G1nX! I I especially love Intergraph's marketing.

Thanks. I think they did a double marketing campaign for these cards first being named Reactor3D and then they changed it to Intense3D100. It'd be interesting to see if there's a Reactor3D box out there or those were just in adds.

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Reply 339 of 570, by Darkman

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what are the best drivers to use with a Diamond Stealth II 220? Ive got one on the way in the post (should be here next week most likely, along with an Ensoniq Soundscape card), and Im wondering if there is any advantage to using older drivers compared to the latest ones (mostly in regards to games using the Rendition API).