Upgrade question

Ian Molton spyro at f2s.com
Wed Oct 2 16:08:46 PDT 2002


On Wed, 2 Oct 2002 19:06:10 +0000 (UTC)
tonyk at rochestermidland.com ("Tony Karakashian") wrote:

> 
> >> No, I meant all CURRENT ones.
> 
> Hmmm...I was under the impression that the current Macs use G4s, which
> are not exactly PPCs.  Again, I could be wrong, I have a PPC Mac I
> use for testing, but that's about the extent of my experience after
> my Mac Plus.

G3/4 are PPC based. same insn set, give or take.

> >> No. Full potential = use all the features. Games use some of them,
> >true.> Thats not the only use for them. Just ask the weather
> >channel...
> 
> Tell you what, instead of making us guess what kinds of limitations,
> aside from the lack of open specs, you're seeing why not just tell us?

how about lack of ANY 3D accel. on PPC linux for Nvidia?

ATI at least has basic 3D accel on all DRI supported platforms. They
could do with opening up stuff like HyperZ, for example.

Your turn ;-)
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