Oh! I'm so glad this thread is still alive, I was sweating bullets considering necroposting it or opening a similar thread for something regarding this one. 😅
So here is my 2 cents, because of the trend I did try the S3 but I grew tired of its randomness: black pedestal, gray only picture, inconsistent win9x refresh frequency and whatnot I forgot. Really it's a gamble ordering them from ebay.
After reading this Brostenen post I gave a try to some of my cl-gd5446 which drag in the workshop shed and I was surprised by them quality and stability. Of course you have to give up 4mb of ram and vbe 2.0 but I realized I don't need that. So now I'm totally happy in the camp of Cirrus Logic with an intend to stay.
I would also thank Gdjacobs for giving me the idea to mix the ram of an inferior card and add it to a good one (picture quality wise). It really only allow my to notch win98 from 800x600 to 1024x768 at 16bpp, but It was a fun operation. Because I am so happy it worked (and quite proud) I attached a picture. (but beware, so many chips are 21 pins wide and not 20)
But anyway here is my questions :
- I noticed some chips have a BV added to them but I cannot find a precise explanation as to what it means, CL-GD5446 vs CL-GD5446BV. Also, what about the -HC-A and -HC-B suffix ?
- The win98 drivers are correct imho, but I'm intrigued about this ISDcorp 2.0 for the 5446 that Matth79 mentionnned previously in this thread. I could not find it, maybe if someone still have them, it would be a good idea to put it on vogonsdrivers.