Alex deVries wrote:
| On Mon, 21 Dec 1998, Greg Chesson wrote:
| > I2 means Indigo2.
| > Extreme means he has a high-end graphics board.
| > The I2 is like the Indy, but has two built-in SCSI channels rather
| > than one. It tends to not have all the multi-media stuff on the
| > that you find on the Indy. I have an I2 because - unlike the Indy -
| > I can put two XL graphics cards in it and run a two-head display.
| > The I2 also allows for an Extreme card and an XL (but not 2 Extreme's).
| > Also, can have more memory than an Indy.
| The Indigo2 sounds a lot like a Challenge S; is the internal architecture
| similiar to the Indy/Challenge S as well?
Yes. Indigo2 came first, then Indy was done as a derivitive of it.
Indy left out EISA, and changed to an integrated chip for the serial
ports and a couple of other things, as a cost reduction measure.
Indy also has only one scsi controller, while indigo2 has two.
Challenge S was then done as a derivitive of Indy, with the graphics
board replaced by a board with the wd95 scsi controllers, and two GIO
slots (only one of which could do DMA).