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Raptor GFX 450

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  1. What Operating Systems are supported by the GFX 450?

  2. What hardware platforms are supported by the GFX 450?

  3. Can the GFX 450 act as the console card?

  4. Does the GFX 450 support 3-D graphics

  5. Will the GFX 450 work when other graphic cards are installed in my Sun Chassis?

  6. Will the GFX 450 support Digital LCDs?

  7. What resolutions are supported for Digital monitors?

  8. Can the GFX 450 be configured in a dual screen mode utilizing the HD-15 and DVI ports?

  9. What kind of sync signals does the GFX 450 support?

  10. How many cards can I place in a single system?

  11. Will the GFX 450 work in my PC running Windows or Linux?

  12. How do I change the resolution or bit depth on my GFX 450 card?

 

1. What Operating Systems are supported by the GFX 450?

The GFX 450 is currently supported on Solaris 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.

2. What hardware platforms are supported by the GFX 450?

The GFX 450 is currently supported on all Sun Ultra Workstations and Enterprise Servers including the Ultra 5, 10, 30, 60, 80, AX and Axi; the Sunblade 100, 150, 1000 and 2000; and the E250, E280R, E2500, E3000, E450 and E4500 servers.

3. Can the GFX 450 act as the console card?

Yes, a GFX 450 card may be used as the system console. Please refer to the description in the Installation and Reference Manual for further details.

4. Does the GFX 450 support 3-D graphics?

No, not natively. It is an extremely fast 2D Graphics card. However, 3D may be supported in software via such API's as OpenGL and GLX libraries but will not be accelerated in hardware.

 

 

5. Will the GFX 450 work when other graphics cards are installed in my Sun chassis?

Yes, the GFX 450 card takes up only one PCI slot in your system. All other available slots may be used for other PCI cards as needed and their operation will not be constrained in any way by the presence of the GFX 450 card

6. Will The GFX 450 support Digital LCD’s?

Yes, the GFX 450 has both an analog HD-15 port and a DVI connector. Your digital monitor must support the DVI interface.

7. What resolutions are supported for digital monitors?

The GFX 450 supports Digital DVI output resolutions up to a maximum of 1280 × 1024 @60 depending on your digital LCD. The DDC will automatically adjust to your monitor's resolution as needed.

8. Can the GFX 450 be configured in a dual screen mode utilizing the HD-15 and DVI ports?

The GFX 450 card consists of one graphic processor and two DAC’s. The drawing engine is capable of driving both DAC’s with different outputs.
 

OpenWindows, Gnome or CDE (X Window System) can be configured to start in either single or dual-screen mode by using the mkoconfig utility provided with the GFX 450 software. In dual-screen configurations, the X Window session will act as one single display across two screens. Both screens will be set to the same resolution and each is limited to 1600 × 1200 @60. So, the effective resolution across both screens is 3200 ×1200 @60. In this mode, only 24-bit TrueColor Visual is supported. These limits apply to analog output only. Digital output is restricted to 1280 × 1024 @60. Dual-head configurations that include a digital monitor will likewise be limited to 1280 × 1024 @60 for both heads.

 

 

9. What kind of sync signals does the GFX 450 support? The GFX 450 supports Composite Sync and Separate Sync signals.

Please refer to the Installation and Technical Reference Manual for further details

10. How many cards can I place in a single system?

The number of cards that you can place in a single system depends only on the number of available PCI slots. Please refer to the Installation and Technical Reference Manual for further details

11. Will the GFX 450 work in my PC running Windows or Linux?

No, EIZO Rugged Solutions has not developed drivers to support the GFX 450 on Linux or Windows. In addition, the GFX 450 does not have a VGA BIOS which is required for a graphics card to be the boot device on an x86 machine.

12. How do I change the resolution or bit depth on my GFX 450 card?

The GFX 450 software provides a utility for easily changing the resolution or bit depth on your card. From a command prompt simply type “mkoconfig –i” to bring up the interactive menu. Using your arrow keys to navigate the program you can choose a new resolution or bit depth from the list. Once finished, simply type “s” to save changes and exit the program. Please note, you must restart the X environment for the changes to take place.