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==Video Cards==
 
==Video Cards==
 
===NuBus===
 
===NuBus===
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====Apple====
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* [[Apple Macintosh Display Card 8-24]] - 8/24-bit color, 1MB VRAM, may require sync-on-green
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* [[Apple Macintosh Display Card 8-24 GC]]
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* [[Apple Workstation/Portrait Video Card]]
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====E-Machines====
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* [[E-Machines DoubleColor SX]]
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* [[E-Machines ColorLink Interface Card]]
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====MicroConversions====
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* [[MicroConversions 2124NB II]] - 24-bit color video card
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====Radius====
 
* [[Radius PrecisionColor 8-24X]] - 24-bit color video card
 
* [[Radius PrecisionColor 8-24X]] - 24-bit color video card
 
* [[Radius PrecisionColor Pro 24X]] - 24-bit color video card
 
* [[Radius PrecisionColor Pro 24X]] - 24-bit color video card
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* [[Radius PrecisionColor 24Xp]]
 
* [[Radius DirectColor]]
 
* [[Radius DirectColor]]
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* [[Radius DirectColor/GX]]
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* [[Radius Pivot]]
 
* [[Radius Pivot II]]
 
* [[Radius Pivot II]]
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* [[Radius Thunder IV GX]]
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* [[Radius Accelerated 8-Bit Graphics I/F]]
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* [[Radius Two Page Display]]
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====RasterOps====
 
* [[RasterOps 8L]]
 
* [[RasterOps 8L]]
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* [[RasterOps Color Board 364]]
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* [[RasterOps 8/24 XLi]]
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* [[RasterOps 24XLTV]]
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====SuperMac====
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* [[SuperMac Color Card]]
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* [[SuperMac Color Card 24]]
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* [[SuperMac Spectrum/8]]
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* [[SuperMac Spectrum/8 PDQ]]
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* [[SuperMac Spectrum/8 Series II]]
 
* [[SuperMac Spectrum/8 Series III]]
 
* [[SuperMac Spectrum/8 Series III]]
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* [[SuperMac Spectrum/8-24]]
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* [[SuperMac Spectrum/8-24 PDQ]]
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* [[SuperMac Spectrum/8-24 PDQ Plus]]
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* [[SuperMac Spectrum/24 Series III]]
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* [[SuperMac Spectrum/24 Series IV]]
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* [[SuperMac Spectrum/24 Series V]]
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* [[SuperMac Monochrome Video Card]]
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* [[SuperMac Thunder/8]]
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* [[SuperMac Thunder/24]]
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* [[SuperMac Thunder II]]
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====Other====
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* [[Formac ProNitron 80.21]]
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* [[Micron Xceed NB6-48]]
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===030 PDS===
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* [[Micron Xceed Color 30]] - whole kit allows SE/30 to display 256 grays on original CRT, plus 8-bit color on external monitor
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* [[Micron Xceed SE]] - external video kit for [[Macintosh SE/30]]
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===LC PDS===
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* [[MicroConversions 1724PD]] - 24-bit color video card
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* [[XCEED Color Fusion]] - Accelerated video card for LC based PDS
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* [[Lapis ProColorServer 8-16]]
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===SE PDS===
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* [[DisplayServer SE]]
  
 
===PCI===
 
===PCI===
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====3dfx====
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* [[3dfx VoodooMAC 5500 PCI]]
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====ATI====
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* [[ATI Radeon 7000]]
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* [[ATI Rage 128 PCI]]
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* [[ATI Xclaim VR PCI]]
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====Radius====
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* [[Radius Thunder 3D PCI]]
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* [[Radius PrecisionColor 8/1600]]
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====Other====
 
* [[IXMicro Twin Turbo 128]]
 
* [[IXMicro Twin Turbo 128]]
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* [[Village Tronic MacPicasso 540]]
  
 
==Compatibility Cards==
 
==Compatibility Cards==
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===SE PDS===
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* [[AST Mac86]] - DOS compatibility card for [[Macintosh SE]]
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===NuBus===
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* [[Mac286]] - provided an 80286 PC to [[NuBus]] based Macs
 
===LC PDS===
 
===LC PDS===
 
* [[Apple IIe Card]] - allows LC models to run Apple II software via external disk drive
 
* [[Apple IIe Card]] - allows LC models to run Apple II software via external disk drive
 
===601 PDS===
 
===601 PDS===
 
* DOS Compatibility card - see [[Power Macintosh 6100]] for more information
 
* DOS Compatibility card - see [[Power Macintosh 6100]] for more information
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===PCI===
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* [[Apple PC Compatibility Card]] - generally featured a Pentium class CPU for [[PCI]] Macs
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* [[OrangePC 620]] - from [[Orange Micro]]
  
 
==CPU Accelerator Cards==
 
==CPU Accelerator Cards==
 
===NuBus===
 
===NuBus===
* [[DayStar Turbo 040]] - provides 040 CPU for Macintosh models with [[NuBus]]
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* [[Radius Rocket]]
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* [[Radius Rocket Stage II]]
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===LC PDS===
 
===LC PDS===
 
* [[Applied Engineering TransWarp 030]]
 
* [[Applied Engineering TransWarp 030]]
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* [[MicroMac Speedster040]] - Provides a [[Motorola 68040]] for the [[Macintosh LC]] and [[Macintosh LC II]].
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* [[MicroMac Thunder]] - Provides a [[Motorola 68030]] at 32MHz for the [[Macintosh LC]] and [[Macintosh LC II]].
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* [[MicroMac ThunderCache]] - Combines the [[MicroMac Thunder]] with 32KB of cache for the [[Macintosh LC]] and [[Macintosh LC II]].
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* [[MicroMac ThunderCachePro]] - Adds 4 RAM slots to the [[MicroMac ThunderCache]] for up to 26MB total system memory.
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===030 PDS===
 
===030 PDS===
* [[Applied Engineering QuickSilver]] - provides cache for the [[Macintosh IIsi]] and acts as a right-angle PDS adapter
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* [[Applied Engineering QuickSilver]] - Provides cache for the [[Macintosh IIsi]] and acts as a right-angle PDS adapter.
* [[DayStar Turbo 601]] - PowerPC upgrade for 030 based PDS
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* [[DayStar Turbo 601]] - PowerPC upgrade for 030 based PDS.
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* [[MicroMac Carrera040]] - Uses PDS or optional direct CPU socket connection for the [[Macintosh IIcx]] and [[Macintosh IIx]].
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* [[MicroMac DiiMO 030]] - Uses PDS for a number of Macintosh II models but also includes [[Macintosh LC III]] and others with adapter.
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===040 PDS===
 
===040 PDS===
* [[Apple PowerPC 601 Card]] - upgrades systems such as the [[Macintosh Quadra 700]] to a [[PowerPC 601]]
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* [[Apple PowerPC 601 Card]] - Upgrades systems such as the [[Macintosh Quadra 700]] to a [[PowerPC 601]].
===IIci===
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* [[MicroMac Quadra Cache Card]] - Provides 128KB cache via 040 PDS for systems such as [[Macintosh Quadra 700]].
* [[DayStar PowerCache 030]] - provides cache and faster 030 CPU for the [[Macintosh IIci]] cache slot
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* [[DayStar PowerPro 601]] - [[PowerPC 601]] upgrade for Quadra PDS, also requires [[NuBus]]
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* [[DayStar PowerPro 601 PDS]] - [[PowerPC 601]] upgrade using only PDS
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* [[Formac ProQuadra 50]] - Provides a 50MHz 040 for systems such as the [[Macintosh Quadra 700]]
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===601 PDS===
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* [[MicroMac 604 PowerBoy]] - Provides a [[PowerPC 604]] processor to the [[Power Macintosh 6100]]
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===SE PDS===
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* [[Radius SE Accelerator]] - Upgrade for the [[Macintosh SE]] providing a [[Motorola 68020]] CPU.
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* [[Applied Engineering TransWarp SE]] - [[Motorola 68030]] upgrade for the [[Macintosh SE]].
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* [[MicroMac MMXL99 SE-PL-CL]] - [[Motorola 68030]] upgrade for the [[Macintosh SE]].
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* [[Total Systems Mercury 030 Plus/SE]] - [[Motorola 68030]] upgrade for the [[Macintosh SE]] and potentially other models.
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===IIci/IIvi/IIvx Slot===
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* [[DayStar PowerCache 030]] - Provides cache and faster 030 CPU for the [[Macintosh IIci]] cache slot.
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* [[DayStar Turbo 040]] - Provides a [[Motorola 68040]] CPU. Also available with [[NuBus]] or PDS adapters for other Mac models.
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* [[Sonnet Presto 040]] - Provides a [[Motorola 68040]] CPU for the [[Macintosh IIci]]
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* [[DiiMOCache 50MHz Accelerator]] - Provides a faster [[Motorola 68030]] CPU for the [[Macintosh IIci]] cache slot
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===CPU Daughtercard===
 
===CPU Daughtercard===
* [[Sonnet Crescendo G3]] - plugs into existing CPU slot on systems such as [[Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh]]
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* [[Sonnet Crescendo G3]] - Plugs into existing CPU slot on systems such as [[Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh]].
 
* [[PowerLogix PowerForce G3]]
 
* [[PowerLogix PowerForce G3]]
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* [[Sonnet Crescendo/PCI G3]] - for PCI PowerMacs
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===Direct Socket===
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* [[DayStar SE/30 PowerCache]] - [[Motorola 68030]] upgrade card for the [[Macintosh SE/30]] via CPU socket.
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* [[MicroMac Performer]] - Provides [[Motorola 68030]] at 16MHz for [[Macintosh Plus]] and [[Macintosh Classic]] via CPU socket.
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* [[MicroMac PerformerPro]] - Provides [[Motorola 68030]] at 32MHz for [[Macintosh Plus]] and [[Macintosh Classic]] via CPU socket.
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* [[MicroMac SpeedDoubler040]] - Doubles the speed of the [[Macintosh Quadra 700]] and [[Macintosh Quadra 900]] via CPU socket.
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* [[Sonnet QuadDoubler 50]] - Plugs into the [[Motorola 68040]] CPU socket and offers up to 50MHz.
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* [[Dove Plus 030]] - Seems to attach over the existing CPU of a [[Macintosh Plus]] and offers a [[Motorola 68030]] at 20MHz.
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* [[DayStar PowerCard 601]] - PowerPC 601 upgrade for 68040 socket
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* [[Sonnet Encore G4]]
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* [[Radius Accelerator]] - Provides [[Motorola 68020]] upgrade for most likely the [[Macintosh Plus]] via CPU socket
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===ROM Slot===
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* [[Newer Technology Variable Speed Overdrive]] - CPU overclock kit which utilizes the ROM slot
  
 
==Graphics Accelerator Cards==
 
==Graphics Accelerator Cards==
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* [[Avid Janus Board]] - some sort of JPEG accelerator
 
* [[Avid Janus Board]] - some sort of JPEG accelerator
 
* [[Avid Python II]] - some sort of JPEG accelerator
 
* [[Avid Python II]] - some sort of JPEG accelerator
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* [[SuperMac Storm Tech DSP]] - accelerator for some graphics applications
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* [[RasterOps Accelerator II]]
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===PCI===
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* [[Apple QuickDraw 3D Accelerator Card]]
  
==Multimedia Cards==
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==Multimedia/AV Cards==
 
===NuBus===
 
===NuBus===
 
* [[SuperMac DigitalFilm]] - video editing system to be used with breakout box
 
* [[SuperMac DigitalFilm]] - video editing system to be used with breakout box
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* [[Truevision NuVista]] - some sort of video editing / presentation card
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* [[Digital Vision ComputerEyes/Pro]] - Video input card
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* [[Pro AudioSpectrum 16 NuBus]] - Macintosh version of the [[Pro AudioSpectrum 16]]
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* [[SuperMac Spigot NuBus]]
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* [[Radius VideoVision Studio]]
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===LC PDS===
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* [[Lapis L-TV Pro]] - TV/video card for LC systems
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===PCI===
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* [[Radius VideoVision PCI]]
  
 
==Network Cards==
 
==Network Cards==
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* [[EMacSE30C]] - Ethernet card for the [[Macintosh SE/30]] and the [[Macintosh IIsi]]
 
* [[EMacSE30C]] - Ethernet card for the [[Macintosh SE/30]] and the [[Macintosh IIsi]]
 
* [[Kinetics EtherPort SE]] - Ethernet card for the [[Macintosh SE/30]]
 
* [[Kinetics EtherPort SE]] - Ethernet card for the [[Macintosh SE/30]]
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* [[DaynaPORT E/si30]] - As the model name suggests, this should work in both the [[Macintosh IIsi]] and [[Macintosh SE/30]].
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===NuBus===
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* [[Asante MacRing NB 16/4]] - Token ring card by Asante
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* [[DaynaPORT E/II-3]] - Ethernet card from Dayna Communications
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* [[3Com EtherLink/NB]] - Ethernet card from 3Com
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* [[Shiva Etherport-II]] - Ethernet card with BNC/AUI
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* [[Novell Etherport IINL]]
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* [[CNet Technology CN460E]] - Ethernet card
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* [[Apple Ethernet NB Twisted-Pair Card]] - Ethernet card
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* [[Apple Ethernet NB Card]] - Ethernet with AAUI port
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* [[Tri-Data Mac II Ethernet Interface]]
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* [[Farallon EtherWave NuBus]]
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===PCI===
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* [[Farallon 10/100 PCI NIC]]
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==Misc Cards==
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===NuBus===
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* [[Applied Engineering QuadraLink]] - 4 port serial card for [[NuBus]] Macs
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* [[FWB SCSI JackHammer]] - SCSI controller
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* [[PLI QuickSCSI]] - SCSI controller
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* [[Sigma Designs LVA-M2]]
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* [[Creative Solutions HQS]] - Four Channel Serial Interface
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===SE PDS===
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* [[Macintosh SE-Bus PC Drive Card]] - for connecting DOS/PC 5.25" drive
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===030 PDS===
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* [[Apple Macintosh IIsi 030 Direct Slot Adapter Card]] - for using expansion cards in the [[Macintosh IIsi]]
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* [[SuperMac Dual PDS Adapter]] - for connecting two PDS cards into a single slot
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===040 PDS===
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* [[Apple Workgroup Server PDS Card]] - SCSI controller for [[Apple UNIX]] (A/UX)
  
 
==Direct Board Attachments==
 
==Direct Board Attachments==
* [[MacSnap]] - attaches directly to the [[Macintosh 512K]] board to provide additional memory
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* [[MacSnap]] - Attaches directly to the [[Macintosh 512K]] board to provide additional memory.
* [[MacSnap SCSI]] - attaches directly to the [[Macintosh 512K]] board to provide SCSI
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* [[MacSnap SCSI]] - Attaches directly to the [[Macintosh 512K]] board to provide SCSI.
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* [[MicroMac Speedy]] - Kit which connects to the clock oscillator for adjusting the CPU clock speed. Supports multiple models.
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* [[Mac Rescue]] - Attaches to the [[Macintosh 512K]] board (possibly 128K as well) and appears to offer CPU/RAM/SCSI though still a [[Motorola 68000]]
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* [[Mac's-a-Million]] - RAM upgrade board for systems such as the 128K/512K by [[Sophisticated Circuits]]
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Latest revision as of 18:28, 20 September 2020

Video Cards

NuBus

Apple

E-Machines

MicroConversions

Radius

RasterOps

SuperMac

Other

030 PDS

LC PDS

SE PDS

PCI

3dfx

ATI

Radius

Other

Compatibility Cards

SE PDS

NuBus

LC PDS

  • Apple IIe Card - allows LC models to run Apple II software via external disk drive

601 PDS

PCI

CPU Accelerator Cards

NuBus

LC PDS

030 PDS

040 PDS

601 PDS

SE PDS

IIci/IIvi/IIvx Slot

CPU Daughtercard

Direct Socket

ROM Slot

Graphics Accelerator Cards

NuBus

PCI

Multimedia/AV Cards

NuBus

LC PDS

PCI

Network Cards

030 PDS

NuBus

PCI

Misc Cards

NuBus

SE PDS

030 PDS

040 PDS

Direct Board Attachments

See Also