First post, by Styler
I recently bought a brand new ATI FireGL X3-256 on ebay. The card itself looks absolutely new and original, but I do have a problem with native FireGL drivers. Whatever FireGL driver I tried to install it thinks that I'm using X800 variation, meaning FireGL OpenGL driver fails on loading (the card shows up as normal ATI FireGL X3-256). With SoftFireGL patches it works perfectly fine. It's worth to notice that not all patches are needed to make it work. As I said the card looks legitimate, with the valid vbios and so on. I didn't disassemble it yet, but I have suspicion that some elements on PCB might be missing or knocked out.
Does anyone have the same card in collection? I'd appreciate if you can take hires pictures of PCB without heat-sink. I tried desperately to find them in the web without luck 🙁