[OT] Dead video card

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Tue Aug 17 12:44:52 CDT 2010


I thought you might say that. :-) You are saying that they are theoretically identical. We are saying that it is practically not. What we can do in theory is not going to help Richmond at this point, but I see what you are getting at. 

Bob


On Aug 16, 2010, at 3:39 PM, Jeff Massung wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 4:34 PM, Ian Wood <revlist at azurevision.co.uk> wrote:
> 
>> On 16 Aug 2010, at 21:08, Jeff Massung wrote:
>> 
>>> No such thing as a "Mac Compatible" video card... or a "PC Compatible"
>> one
>>> for that matter. That's just a matter of branding.
>> 
>> Like Bob says, this is not true. Mac and Windows versions of the same
>> graphics card models have different firmware. Apparently it's possible to
>> flash Windows-compatible cards with the correct firmware to run in a Mac,
>> but I've no idea how complex the process is.
>> 
>> 
> Guys, it's just hardware. If there's no code to run it on the hardware, then
> yes, it won't work. But, there's no such thing as a a piece of hardware that
> cannot possibly interface with another piece of hardware. One could make an
> ATI video card be run from a Z80 micro processor if one felt so inclined.
> It's just bytes and cycles, and maybe a little soldering. ;-)
> 
> Jeff M.
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