Indy R4400 - Questions
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Indy R4400 - Questions
Today I decided to fire up my Indy R4400 to see whether it would run Quake.

It actually managed to do so in a small window, which I thought was rather impressive considering the fact that the Indy came out 3 years prior to quake!


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I just have a question though: Is it typical for such a system to be making use of so much of it's CPU when idle?

Another weird thing is that IRIX sees it as an Indigo2 XZ Extreme, when I can assure you that its an Indy!???

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09-26-2018, 07:04 PM
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RE: Indy R4400 - Questions
1) The graphics subsystem, which i think is an XZ, doesn't process much in terms of window manager work, the processor does most of the stuff.

2) I experienced the exact same information from the system manager for the Indy XZ which i sold to Jeb. Apparently the program misinterprets an IP22 software board with XZ as an Indigo2 XZ.

This is because the Indy(IP24 hardware board) and Indigo2(IP22 hardware board) are closely related. The Indigo2 and Indy share the same Memory Controller asic, audio subsystem, SCSI chip (a WD33C93B), and R4000/R4400 processors. The Indigo2 excels in having a second SCSI chip, GIO64 and EISA bus types, space for a CDROM and an upgrade to Impact GFX. The Indy has R5000 support and GIO32Bis bus types
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09-26-2018, 07:46 PM
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(09-26-2018, 07:46 PM)dexter1 Wrote:  1) The graphics subsystem, which i think is an XZ, doesn't process much in terms of window manager work, the processor does most of the stuff.

2) I experienced the exact same information from the system manager for the Indy XZ which i sold to Jeb. Apparently the program misinterprets an IP22 software board with XZ as an Indigo2 XZ.

This is because the Indy(IP24 hardware board) and Indigo2(IP22 hardware board) are closely related. The Indigo2 and Indy share the same Memory Controller asic, audio subsystem, SCSI chip (a WD33C93B), and R4000/R4400 processors. The Indigo2 excels in having a second SCSI chip, GIO64 and EISA bus types, space for a CDROM and an upgrade to Impact GFX. The Indy has R5000 support and GIO32Bis bus types

Thanks for the enlightenment, regarding the similarities between the Indy And the Indigo2!

This clears things up.

The graphics system in this machine is an XZ system.

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09-26-2018, 07:52 PM
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(09-26-2018, 07:46 PM)dexter1 Wrote:  XZ, doesn't process much in terms of window manager work

I haven't found documentation for the XZ GFX, do you know exactly what it processes?
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