Well…as a “Computer” fanatic I can at least
imagine that 2 x 250 mhz aint much - even by risc standards.
That machine would have been absolutely ROCKING
if we had one 10 years back.
Now it’s just a blast from the past - the machine
I dreamed about but only the rich boys could afford.
“The skeleton of lost love in the past”,
SGI was never there for me
Ok…down to business,
From what I know - the machine has pretty decent
OpenGL performance on Polygons, but low on
In other words, you’d probably be able to model
some nice models with this machine, and play
around with the pride-from-the-past. It’s an Icon…
no doubt about that…and you can brag to your
fellow graphicians that you’ve actually OWNED
a Sillicon Graphics…but that is as much use you
will get out of it I guess.
Your 500 euro is better spent on an AMD XP 2500-
3200 with 1 Gig of ram and a decent motherboard
with a cheap Nvidia 5600-5900xt series card
and it will bring the SGI beast to the graveyard
Personally I’d buy one just for the heck of it
later when someone gets a bite of reality and
sell it off for commodore-64-museum prices
more like 50 bucks or something.