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First post, by sdz

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I recently got this card, and it seems there's not much info about it on the internet. This is pretty much all I could find about it:

"The OpenGL-compliant UltraFX subsystems use dual Glint 500XT processors from 3Dlabs Inc, and the Delta geometry engine from the same company. It offers acceleration of more than 800,000 polygons per second, supports 24-bit colour resolutions ranging from 640 by 480 pixels to extra wide 1792 by 1120 pixels, which can reduce the need for dual monitors, and is available in 28Mb or 60Mb configurations. Up to four subsystems can be strung together if there are multi-head requirements, using a single PCI slot for each subsystem. The 28Mb version is priced at $4,000 and the 60Mb is $4,600;"

Does anybody have more info and/or drivers? (I have the drives that came out of the same machine as the video card, there *should* be an OS with the card's drivers installed, but I can't find any SCSI cables at the moment).

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Quite a big card (also the cat has chosen)

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Reply 4 of 10, by vlask

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Putas wrote on 2021-01-28, 05:19:

How are the generic 3dlabs drivers?

I'd like to know too, never before used their generic ones.....as these cards are quite rare.....and till recently i was too lazy to instal win nt.....(but i seen some nt drivers working even on xp)

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Reply 6 of 10, by sdz

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@PC Hoarder Patrol thanks for that document! I wasn't able to find it.

I will give the generic drivers a shot, even though the chances of them working are close to 0. In the meantime I was able to find a SCSI cable, and sadly, there are no drivers on those disks.

Reply 7 of 10, by GL1zdA

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sdz wrote on 2021-01-29, 12:11:

@PC Hoarder Patrol thanks for that document! I wasn't able to find it.

I will give the generic drivers a shot, even though the chances of them working are close to 0. In the meantime I was able to find a SCSI cable, and sadly, there are no drivers on those disks.

Have you ever got this card running?

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Reply 9 of 10, by GL1zdA

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sdz wrote on 2021-10-25, 09:29:

No, unfortunately. I still hope I'll find the driver someday.

Did you manage to extract the drivers from the HDD you mentioned? I've tried searching for anything on their archived website, but unfortunately the drivers were on their FTP server, which was not mirrored by archive.org. I also can't find any information about who bought them. There's always a chance that the company, who bought them, still offered the downloads.

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Reply 10 of 10, by sdz

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There were no drivers on the HDDs. At some point, another video card was installed in the system, and someone did a clean install. Only those drivers were there, no trace of the ultrafx drivers.