Well, I was all set to tell everyone to rush out and buy a Sapphire 1032 Radeon X300SE 512MB PCI Express video card, because it works great in QNX 6. But by the time I went to order another one it was gone! This was in the space of 3 days; I must have gotten one of the last ones. It worked out okay, though, because it turns out the Sapphire 10033 Radeon X300SE 128MB was actually BETTER! So I went to order more and… can you guess what happened? That’s right; no more anywhere. Argh!
Well, the Sapphire 100173L Radeon X1550 512M (Newegg order number N82E16814102080) is pretty decent. Of course, who knows how long they’ll last? Also, this was a no go in QNX 4.25. An X1650 was similar, but immediately discontinued.
For some reason, an MSI X1550 didn’t work at all. (Don’t know the details on this card; it had been lying on the shelf awhile.)
The ASUS EN6200LE/TC256/TD/64 (N82E16814121019), however, was a looser. It worked, barely, but doing an “ls” was like watching paint dry. You can read each line as it scrolls up. Talk about slooooooooow. Naturally, this was the BEST card we found for QNX 4.25, though it required some manual tweaking of the crttrap file. A since-discontinued GeForce 7200GS card was similar; worked okay in 4.25, terrible in 6.
On the PCI (not Express) front, things were equally mixed. I had mentioned the JATON Video-107PCI (not available from Newegg, but CDW and Buy.com have it) as a decent choice for 4.25, but it’s virtually unusable in 6. The JATON Video-208PCI-128TV GeForce MX4000 (N82E16814139174) was worse in 4.25 and equally bad in 6.
The GECUBE RX7000-64M PCI Radeon 7000 64MB (N82E16814241001) and similar HIS Hightech H700H64-1TOPN Radeon 7000 64MB (N82E16814161011) Worked reasonably well in both 4 and 6. Moving up to the HIS Hightech H925H128E1TOPN Radeon 9250 128MB (N82E16814161010) was fine in 6, but didn’t work at all in 4.
I’ve (hopefully) attached and OpenOffice.org spreadsheet summarizing the data.
PCI Express, QNX 6 recommendation:
Sapphire 100173L Radeon X1550 512M (N82E16814102080)
PCI , QNX 6 recommendation:
HIS Hightech H925H128E1TOPN Radeon 9250 128MB (N82E16814161010)
PCI Express, QNX 4 recommendation:
ASUS EN6200LE/TC256/TD/64 (N82E16814121019)
PCI , QNX 4 recommendation:
HIS Hightech H700H64-1TOPN Radeon 7000 64MB (N82E16814161011)
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