= Specifications Comparison - Imagine 128 S2 vs Twin Turbo M8 =
(1997 Mac Graphics Card Review)
Resolutions
(Colors/Max Refresh)
IXMicro
Twin Turbo M8
Number Nine
Imagine 128 S2
1920x1200:
No
Yes, Thousands (75hz)
1920x1080:
Yes, Millions (60hz)
Thousands (72hz)
Yes, Milions (80hz)
1600x1200:
Yes, Millions (75hz)
Yes, Millions (80hz)
1600x1024:
No
Yes, Millions (90hz)
1408x1056:
No
Yes, Millions (83hz)
1360x1024:
Yes, Millions (75hz)
No
1280x1024:
Yes, Millions (75hz)
Yes, Millions (80hz)
1152x870:
Yes, Millions (100hz)
Yes, Millions (100hz)
1024x768:
Yes, Millions (100hz)
Yes, Millions (100hz)
732x624:
Yes, Millions (75hz)
Yes, Millions (75hz)
800x600:
Yes, Millions (72hz)
Yes, Millions (100hz)
640x870:
No
Yes, Millions (75hz)
640x480:
Yes, Millions (66hz)
Yes, Millions (100hz)
Hardware features
IXMicro
Twin Turbo M8
Number Nine
Imagine 128 S2
Memory Bus Design:
64-bit 2-way interleaved
Full 128-bit
DAC Speed:
TI 220mhz
TI 250mhz
Horizontal Scan Rates:
31.3-96Khz
31.5-110 KHz
Vertical Refresh Rates:
(non-interlaced)
60-100hz
60-100hz
Video scaling Hardware:
Yes
Yes, 256-bit
Apple Monitor Support:
Yes
Yes
PC Monitor Support:
Yes
Yes
Zoom Levels:
2x
2x,4x,8x
3D Hardware Acceleration:
No
Yes (note 2)
Quicktime Acceleration:
Yes
Yes
Font Cache:
Yes
Yes (adjustable)
Other Features:
  • Text Acceleration disable option
  • 256-Bit Video Engine
  • Maintain Window contents during drag option.
  • Bios Version Tested:
    3.6
    1.10
    FCC Class B:
    Yes
    (up to 1600x1200)
    See Note 1.
    Yes
    All Modes
    Warranty:
    5 years
    3 Years
    Notes:
    1. IXMicro states the Twin Turbo M8 is FCC Class B at resolutions up to 1600x1200. The v1.0 Manual was not updated for this information, but the card does have a FCC ID.
    2. Hardware Texture Mapping not supported. Disabling hardware acceleration in control panel will enable texture mapping.
    Manufacturer's Web Sites:

    [Update: In the spring of 2000, both Number Nine and IXMicro went out of business, so the links to their graphics card web pages were no longer functional and were removed.]

    All information contained on this page was taken from the shipping product manuals. Not responsible for printed errors or omissions. Your monitor may not support all modes or refresh rates - consult your monitor manual or vendor for supported modes.

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