Driver: ELSA WINNER Multiple Display
Current Availability: Released
Driver Location (if not on CDROM): NeXTanswer #1934
Driver Overview: NeXTanswer #1935
Last Update: May 24 1995
Driver Name / Installer .pkg: ELSAWINNERMultipleDisplayDriver.pkg Driver Type: Display Driver Scope: Product Family Component Supported: 864, 964, Vision868, Vision968 Component Manufacturer: S3 PC Bus / Interface Supported by Driver*: PCI
General Overview notes: This graphics driver is designed to support the WINNER 2000PRO/X and WINNER 1000AVI Graphics adapters from ELSA GmbH, Aachen, Germany for use in multiple headed systems with NEXTSTEP software Release 3.3. The WINNER 2000PRO/X are based on the S3 Vision968 Graphics controller chipset and support 2, 4 or 8 MB of VRAM. The WINNER 1000AVI are based on the S3 Vision868 Graphics controller chipset and support 1MB or 2MB of DRAM. The WINNER 2000PRO/X is described in NeXTanswer #1658, the WINNER 1000AVI is described in NeXTanswer #1656. This driver supports all configurations including a broad variety of high-resolution and high-color (32bit) modes. The high performance RAMDACs on these adapters allow support of very high resolutions including 1600x1280 with 32-bit color at a refresh rate of 78 Hz (250MHz RAMDAC on the 8MB version).
Multiple headed system configurations must be based on identical boards, i.e. combinations of boards of different type or ram size are not supported.
On VL-bus based systems and systems that use Release 3.2 of the NEXTSTEP software, the standard ELSA WINNER Display Driver must be used. The standard driver is NeXTanswer #1662, the corresponding ReadMe is NeXTanswer #1661.
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Note: Information contained in the "Future Planning" section of this document does not constitute a commitment on the part of NeXT to complete the planned development work.
* - Indicates information that is inclusive of the entire capability of this driver. Not all devices supported by this driver may include all features listed. Check any available NeXTanswers and the hardware manual for the device for additional information.