SGI Indigo2 MaxImpact video review by LGR on youtube

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SGI Indigo2 MaxImpact video review by LGR on youtube

Unread postby radiance » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:19 am

Hello SGI lovers ;)

A friend of mine who has a very well known youtube show called LGR (Lazy Game Reviews) has done a short but very good review of a fully upgraded Indigo2 R10K/MaxImpact system for everyone to enjoy... ;)

Although for those "in the know" it's not %100 accurate, fairly "short" and not very detailed (he also made an error regarding color-depth/output of the graphics system), and is more oriented towards people who have never heard of SGI and/or classic unix systems in general,
it's amazing to see the amount of views the video has, more than 100K views in 60 hours :), and the very positive responses/comments from the crowd...

Many people are posting comments about the fact that they have never heard of these "SGI" machines before,
but definately love the amazing power, specifications and their design "uniqueness" / "mystique" of the machine reviewed,
which is just awesome :)

It really shows that SGI machines will always be something special, nomatter their age, even in a world where everyone expects multi-GHz/multi-core CPUs and powerfull modern graphics adapters...

Here is the link to youtube, Enjoy!:

Greetz,
Radiance

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Re: SGI Indigo2 MaxImpact video review by LGR on youtube

Unread postby computron » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:38 am

like it !!!!

Cheers

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Re: SGI Indigo2 MaxImpact video review by LGR on youtube

Unread postby pentium » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:09 pm

I see you've done a fair amount of tech support form him as well. ;)

I really liked the video. He did drag on a bit with the quality of the mouse and keyboard but in the 90's nobody cared about that in regard to rubber domes or a ball mouse. Fancy mice and mechanical keyboards became an annoying fad in the last half a decade.
Other than that the fact even he admitted the machine was outside his scope of computing was something I respect. While Irix did have the most games and freeware of any other vendor at the time [citation needed] SGI's killer app was mainly 3D development and modelling software. Stuff to actually MAKE the games you were seeing him play more regularly.
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Re: SGI Indigo2 MaxImpact video review by LGR on youtube

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:16 pm

radiance wrote:Hello SGI lovers ;)

A friend of mine who has a very well known youtube show called LGR (Lazy Game Reviews) has done a short but very good review of a fully upgraded Indigo2 R10K/MaxImpact system for everyone to enjoy... ;)

Although for those "in the know" it's not %100 accurate, fairly "short" and not very detailed (he also made an error regarding color-depth/output of the graphics system), and is more oriented towards people who have never heard of SGI and/or classic unix systems in general,
it's amazing to see the amount of views the video has, more than 100K views in 60 hours :), and the very positive responses/comments from the crowd...

Many people are posting comments about the fact that they have never heard of these "SGI" machines before,
but definately love the amazing power, specifications and their design "uniqueness" / "mystique" of the machine reviewed,
which is just awesome :)

It really shows that SGI machines will always be something special, nomatter their age, even in a world where everyone expects multi-GHz/multi-core CPUs and powerfull modern graphics adapters...

Here is the link to youtube, Enjoy!:

Greetz,
Radiance


I beat you to it bro:

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