First post, by clb
Looking at VGA Museum at http://www.vgamuseum.info/index.php/cpu/item/367-s3-virge-dx , the S3 Trio Virge/DX has this 50-pin "16-bit VESA Local Peripheral Bus" connector.
From my searches so far, I find S3 to be the only manufacturer that has provided this 50-pin "16-bit VESA LPB" connector.
Does anyone know if there might exist other PCI or AGP video cards from other manufacturers than S3 that would have this connector?
The connector may be broken in three separate parts instead of a single 50-pin connector:
- a 2x13-pin VFC connector, followed by
- a 2x3-pin 8-bit LPB connector (sometimes labeled "Scenic Highway"), and
- either a 2x7-pin or a 2x8-pin "16-bit LPB" connector
So the total pin count can look a bit different (either one full row of 2x25 pins, or separately e.g. 2x13+2x3+2x7 combination).
What I am mostly curious is that even when it seems that VESA standardized this connector, would this have been something that S3 only ever implemented in their products. (in which case it sounds like it was S3's invention, which VESA then took under their umbrella, but did it take wind among other manufacturers?)