Pat Mackinlay writes:
> >I'd also like to recommend that we move the low-bandwidth I/O
> >off the system board (keeping it on a 10Mhz bus of the 3070
> >or whatever) to these slots, since
> It seems the most strident opposition to this is actually coming from Neil.
How do you arrive at this conclusion? For several of the posters, including
myself, ISA is a must. Without ISA, the cost of going MIPS now has
to include the price for new boards like IDE, parallel, sound, ISDN..
> It looks to me like Steve, Drew and myself are all for the "proprietry"
> slow I/O bus rather than attempting to do an ISA bus. Basically, the only
> device that really _has_ to have high bandwidth is the video system, so
> that _must_ end up on the motherboard. All other devices, including SCSI
> and Ethernet, would do very well on a little custom I/O bus. Sure, we have
> to make cards for it, but I don't think there'll be a huge price difference
> between doing this and buying the equivalent "off the shelf".
Well, what if some planned *not* to by it "off the shelf", but had the
What I really hope to see is an ISA capable motherboard with video,
and if nessesary, optional SCSI and Ethernet onboard.
I accept of course that my view may carry little weight, as I'm
more a software kind of guy.