List of video cards

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This is a summary of video cards that work with 68k Macs. Full specifications and notes will be given on their respective article pages.

Manufacturer Model Interface Max resolution (W×H×bpp) Max bit depth (bpp) Accelerated? Notes
Apple Apple Display Card 4•8 NuBus 1152×870×4 8 (1024×768) no
Apple Apple Display Card 8•24 NuBus 1152×870×8 24 (1024×768) no [1]
Apple Apple Display Card 8•24GC NuBus 1152×870×8 24 (640×480) yes
no (68040)
832×624×16 supported in Rev. B
Apple Apple Display Card 24AC NuBus 1152×870×24 24 (1152×870) yes Radius PrecisionColor Pro 24AC
Apple Macintosh II High Resolution Video Card NuBus 640×480×4 4 (640×480) no 640×480×8 supported with optional RAM upgrade
Apple Macintosh II Monochrome Video Card NuBus 512×384×1 1 (512x384) no Pairs with 12" High Resolution Monochrome
Apple Macintosh II Portrait Video Card NuBus 640×870×2g 2 grays (640×870) no 640×870×4g supported with optional RAM upgrade
Pairs with Portrait Display
Apple Macintosh II Video Card NuBus 640×480×4 4 (640×480) no 640×480×8 supported with optional RAM upgrade
Also known as "Toby"
Apple Macintosh Two-Page Monochrome Video Card NuBus 1152×870×2g 2 grays (1152×870) no 1152×870×4g supported with optional RAM upgrade
Pairs with Macintosh Two-Page Monochrome Display
E-Machines The Big Picture II NuBus
E-Machines Colorlink DC/T NuBus yes
E-Machines Colorlink SX/t NuBus 1024×768×8 24 (640×480) yes
E-Machines Colorlink SX/2 NuBus yes
E-Machines DoubleColor LX NuBus yes
E-Machines DoubleColor SX NuBus 1024×768×4 8 (512×384) yes
E-Machines Futura LX NuBus 1024×808 Resolution set with rotary switch, reference.
E-Machines Futura MX NuBus 1024×808 24 (1024×768) yes Resolution set with rotary switch, reference.
E-Machines Futura SX NuBus 1152×870×16 24 (832×624) yes Resolution set with rotary switch, reference.
E-Machines Futura II LX NuBus 1024×808 yes Resolution set with rotary switch, reference.
E-Machines Futura II SX NuBus 1024×768×8 24 (832×624) yes Resolution set with rotary switch, reference.
E-Machines Spec/24 IV NuBus
E-Machines T16 NuBus 832×624×8 8 (832×624) yes
E-Machines T19 NuBus 1024×808×8 8 (1024×808) Information unconfirmed
E-Machines Ultura LX 7" NuBus yes ROM 3.0 required for Power Mac support
E-Machines Ultura LX 12" NuBus 1152×910 yes ROM 3.0 required for Power Mac support
Focus L*TV Pro NuBus NuBus 640×480×16 16 (640×480) no Supports PAL or NTSC (depends on model) in 8 bpp on the RCA and S-Video outputs
MicroConversions 2124NB NuBus 1152×870×24 24 (1152×870) yes Incompatible with Sonnet G3 upgrades
NEC MultiSync 4FGE NuBus 832×624×24 24 (832×624) yes Radius PrecisionColor Pro 24XP
Disables on-board ethernet on the Quadra 650 and probably other Wombat-based Macs
Radius DirectColor 8 NuBus
Radius DirectColor 16 NuBus
Radius DirectColor 24 NuBus
Radius DirectColor GX NuBus
Radius GS/C NuBus
Radius GS/C-M NuBus
Radius LeMans GT NuBus
Radius PrecisionColor 8-XJ NuBus 1152×882×8 8 (1152×882) yes 7” and 12” [2]
Radius PrecisionColor 8-24X NuBus
Radius PrecisionColor 24XP NuBus
Radius PrecisionColor Pro 24AC NuBus 1152×870×24 24 (1152×870) yes Apple Display Card 24AC
Radius PrecisionColor Pro 24X NuBus
Radius PrecisionColor Pro 24XK NuBus
Radius PrecisionColor Pro 24XP NuBus
Radius Thunder GT NuBus
Radius Thunder IV GX NuBus yes [3]
Radius VideoVision Studio NuBus [4]
RasterOps 708+ NuBus
RasterOps 724 NuBus
RasterOps 8L NuBus
RasterOps 8S NuBus
RasterOps 8XL NuBus
RasterOps 8XLI NuBus
RasterOps 24L NuBus
RasterOps 24Mx NuBus
RasterOps 24S NuBus
RasterOps 24si NuBus
RasterOps 24Sx NuBus
RasterOps 24XLi NuBus
RasterOps 24XLTV NuBus 1280×1024 24 yes 12"
RasterOps 24MxTX NuBus
RasterOps ColorBoard 64 NuBus
RasterOps Colorboard 104 NuBus
RasterOps ColorBoard 108 NuBus
RasterOps Colorboard 108+ NuBus
RasterOps ColorBoard 208 NuBus
RasterOps ColorBoard 224 NuBus
RasterOps ColorBoard 228 NuBus
RasterOps ColorBoard 232 NuBus
RasterOps ColorBoard 264 NuBus
RasterOps ColorBoard 364 NuBus
RasterOps ColorBoard 364P NuBus
RasterOps ColorVue II NuBus
RasterOps ColorVue GS NuBus
RasterOps ColorVue GSXL NuBus
RasterOps Horizon 24 NuBus
RasterOps MediaTime NuBus
RasterOps Paintboard 8Li NuBus
RasterOps PaintBoard 24 NuBus
RasterOps PaintBoard Li NuBus
RasterOps Paintboard Lightning NuBus
RasterOps Paintboard Prism NuBus
RasterOps Paintboard Prism GT NuBus
RasterOps Paintboard Professional NuBus
RasterOps Paintboard Turbo XL NuBus
RasterOps Paintboard Turbo 7" NuBus
RasterOps Paintboard Turbo 12" NuBus
RasterOps ProColor 32 NuBus 1152×870 (24 bpp) 24 (1152×870) yes [5]
RasterOps STV 7" NuBus
RasterOps STV 12" NuBus
SuperMac Spectrum/8 NuBus
SuperMac Spectrum/8 Series II NuBus
SuperMac Spectrum/8 Series III NuBus
SuperMac Spectrum/8*24 PDQ NuBus
SuperMac Spectrum/24 Series III NuBus
SuperMac Spectrum/24 Series IV NuBus
SuperMac Spectrum/24 Series V NuBus
SuperMac Spectrum/24 PDQ NuBus
SuperMac Spectrum/24 PDQ+ NuBus
SuperMac Spectrum Power 1152 NuBus
SuperMac Thunder/24 NuBus
SuperMac Thunder II GX NuBus
Village Tronic MacPicasso 320 NuBus 1600×1200 (8 bpp) 24 (1152×870) [6]
Village Tronic MacPicasso 340 NuBus 1600×1200 (16 bpp) 24 (1152×870) yes [7]
Micron MacroColor 30 030 PDS
Micron Xceed 030 PDS
Micron Xceed 306 030 PDS
Micron Xceed Color 30 030 PDS 640×480 (8 bpp) 8 (640×480) no [8]
Micron Xceed Color 30HR 030 PDS
Radius Pivot Card SE/30 030 PDS
RasterOps ColorBoard 108+SE/30 030 PDS
RasterOps ColorBoard 264/SE30 030 PDS
RasterOps ColorBoard 708+SE/30 030 PDS
RasterOps ColorVue GS/30 030 PDS
Envisio Quick16 LC PDS
Focus L*TV LC LC PDS
Focus L*TV Pro LC LC PDS
Focus L*TV Pro/E LC LC PDS
Radius Color Pivot LC LC PDS
RasterOps ColorVue 8LC LC PDS
RasterOps ColorVue LC LC PDS
RasterOps ColorVue GSLC LC PDS
SuperMac Spectrum/8 LC LC PDS [9] 1152×882 [10] 8
MicroConversions 1724PD LC III PDS 1280×1024 24 yes

References

  1. Apple Display Card 8•24 at LEM
  2. Radius PrecisionColor 8-XJ at LEM
  3. Radius Thunder IV GX at LEM
  4. VideoVision Q&A
  5. RasterOps ProColor 32 at LEM
  6. Village Tronic MacPicasso 320 at LEM
  7. Village Tronic MacPicasso 340 at LEM
  8. Micron Xceed Color 30 at LEM
  9. The Spectrum/8 LC works well in a LC475.
  10. Supported resolutions (as listed in the manual: 512 x 384 pixels (Apple 12" RGB), 640 x 480 pixels @ 67 Hz, 640 x 870 pixels (Apple Portrait Display), 832 x 624 pixels @ 75 Hz, 1024 x 768 pixels @ 60 Hz, 1024 x 768 pixels @ 75 Hz, 1152 x 870 pixels @ 75 Hz, 1152 x 882 pixels @ 72 Hz (Radius 19" / 72 Hz Trinitron Display), Color Resolutions: 4, 16, 256 colors and 256 shades of grey or black and white.

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