The TI 34010

From: Derek Peschel <>
Date: Fri Mar 5 21:53:39 1999

Eric Smith wrote:
> William Donzelli wrote:

> > The card was a monster, and had a seperate
> > section for doing base VGA (why - I dunno.).

> Because the 34010 is not VGA compatible. And people tend not to want to
> buy cards that aren't.

Exactly why isn't it VGA-compatible? I thought that certain things are true
of the 34010:

        - flexible memory architecture

        - many operations done in software (not hardware)

        - some hardware (video RAM, shift registers and other parts to
          actually produce a monitor signal) external to the 34010

It's certainly possible to emulate the Hercules, CGA, and MDA. Is there
some lack of configuration registers, or some internal timing constraint,
that makes emuilating the VGA impossible?

-- Derek
Received on Fri Mar 05 1999 - 21:53:39 GMT

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