Thanks for all the replies. I am going to keep the CG6 on one of the
workstations and put the CG3 on the a production server.
David Evans" <DJEVANS@au.oracle.com
You are correct about the cards and more details can be found on
the Frame Buffer FAQ at www.stokely.com under Sys Admin
email@example.com (Kevin Sheehan
cgthree and cgsix are both color, but the cgsix (aka GX) has an
acceleratorv and the cgthree is just dumb memory.
Ray buckley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I would leave the cg3 on the server, depending on the part
number on the cg6 you can get 1280 X 1024 screen resolution whereas the cg3
will only give you 1152 X 900.
"Rahilly, Simon" <SRahilly@bridge.com>
>From the Sun Frame Buffer FAQ:
When this document talks about the cgthree it refers to an
un-accelerated 8 bit SBus frame buffer. It is recognisable by a row of 8 SIL
chips (Single In Line) which provide the Video memory and look rather like a
heatsink. The cgthree was built onto the motherboard of some entry level
501-1415 - cgthree with 13W3 connector
501-1718 - cgthree with 13W3 connector. Distinguishable from
501-1415 by having 2 crystals (metal oblongs) instead of 1.
Sometimes known as LEGO for Low End Graphics Option, the cgsix
family includes the GX, GX+, TGX and TGX+ boards. These are accelerated 2D 8
bit frame buffers. They are the reference point for graphics support, and
are supported in all Sparc machines, subject to some restrictions on size
and revision; for example the older GX/GX+ cards are not supported in the
newest Ultra hardware. For information on identifying the cgsix from
software, see elsewhere or use fbinfo.
501-1481 - Double width GX: Rev 1
501-1645 - Double width GX: Rev 2
501-1672 - Single width GX: Rev 8
501-1996 - Single width GX
501-2325 - TGX - Older model. Chip sometimes printed with Sun
logo and TURBO XGX.
501-2922 - TGX - Newer model. New names (mixed case).
501-2253 - TGX Plus. Older model. Same chip and names as TGX
501-2955 - TGX Plus. Newer model.
Given the choice, I'd go for the cgsix (whatever variant), as
"Matthew Stier" <Matthew.Stier@tddny.fujitsu.com>
The CG6 will have the better performance characteristics; if the
applications take advantage of them.
From: Val <email@example.com>
Have you checked your cable? "No, but I am going to change it to see if I
get better colors out of the old monitor."
Wimmer Jeffrey <Wimmer.Jeffrey@LittonDSD.com>
A CG6 is a much better card than a CG3...however, I think
they're still both 8 bit color cards....
Adrian Stovall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
the cg6 is the newer/better of the two.
Dave Floyd <email@example.com>
You are correct in your supposition. The cgsix is the better card.
There are many revisions of cgsix; GX, GX+, turboGX, turboGX+ etc.... They
all have different resolution posiibilities, but they are all accelerated
and contain different levels of on board buffering, and will all outperform
the cgthree dumb frame buffer.
"Brion Leary" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Yes, cgsix is better than cgthree.
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