what situations would an onyx1 beat a modern PC???

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what situations would an onyx1 beat a modern PC???

Unread postby MattPayne » Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:31 pm

are there many situations where an Onyx1 with Infinite reality would be better than a middle of the road peecee??? im hoping to buy one and just need some ammo to out geek a few mates! lol!!!

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Unread postby Brombear » Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:22 am

The antialiasing of the Onyx is unmatched ... else I don't know ... maybe IRIX :wink:

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Unread postby GIJoe » Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:03 am

power consumption for sure. but you surely don't want an onyx for performance reasons?

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Unread postby jan-jaap » Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:09 am

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Unread postby radrob » Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:57 am

better sound?

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Unread postby Brombear » Wed Sep 07, 2005 2:10 am

radrob wrote:better sound?


You don't mean the sound option of an onyx, do you :P

Also there a few computers that look that impressive. It has a huge blower fan (not a pesky 8 or 12cm fan)

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Unread postby radrob » Wed Sep 07, 2005 2:56 am

Brombear wrote:
radrob wrote:better sound?


You don't mean the sound option of an onyx, do you :P

Also there a few computers that look that impressive. It has a huge blower fan (not a pesky 8 or 12cm fan)

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..btw i'm not meaning the sound option
the "fan module" inside it and the psu make a real sound
..not a noise like pecees it's like the comparision between
earing a v8 engine at the side of a chevy pop

even that sound has it's own price...

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Unread postby kshuff » Wed Sep 07, 2005 2:16 pm

...you missed the best point, they look way cooler than a PC, and can be used as an end table if needed :) How could you turn one of these down?



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Unread postby mattc » Wed Sep 07, 2005 2:30 pm

Blimey. It's nearly as big as your oven! :D

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Unread postby Brombear » Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:57 pm

And has also the same kind of ancient look :lol:

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No Fair!!

Unread postby archaic » Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:20 pm

kshuff wrote:...you missed the best point, they look way cooler than a PC, and can be used as an end table if needed :) How could you turn one of these down?


You have a purple door on yours. :( BTW, Got yours boards tested. I can't for the life of me find your address so I can calculate shipping. Cheers.
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Unread postby SiliconClassics » Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:26 pm

Onyx beats a PC hands down for versatility. It doubles as an oven, a space heater, and a clothes dryer. Fire up a render, grill some burgers!

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Unread postby radrob » Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:36 pm

ajerimez wrote:Onyx beats a PC hands down for versatility. Fire up a render, grill some burgers!


whaaa! awesome!
they're also sgi-grill option module for other sgi models?

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Unread postby GIJoe » Thu Sep 08, 2005 2:10 am

Brombear wrote:And has also the same kind of ancient look :lol:


that's what i was thinking, exactly. but i wasn't man enough to post that on an sgi forum ;)

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Unread postby The Keeper » Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:45 am

In all seriousness, it's my understanding that some of the video stream capabilities of the Onyx are still unmatched in the PC world. Like being able to wrap an HD stream around a spinning object or something to that effect?

Is this still the case?


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