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==Video Cards==
 
==Video Cards==
 
===NuBus===
 
===NuBus===
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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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* [[MicroConversions 2124NB II]] - 24-bit color video card
 
* [[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
 
* [[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]]
 
* [[RasterOps 8L]]
 
* [[RasterOps 8L]]
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* [[RasterOps Color Board 364]]
 
* [[SuperMac Spectrum/8 Series III]]
 
* [[SuperMac Spectrum/8 Series III]]
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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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===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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===SE PDS===
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* [[DisplayServer SE]]
  
 
===PCI===
 
===PCI===
 
* [[IXMicro Twin Turbo 128]]
 
* [[IXMicro Twin Turbo 128]]
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* [[ATI Radeon 7000]]
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* [[Radius PrecisionColor 8/1600]]
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* [[ATI Rage 128 PCI]]
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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===
 
===NuBus===
 
* [[Mac286]] - provided an 80286 PC to [[NuBus]] based Macs
 
* [[Mac286]] - provided an 80286 PC to [[NuBus]] based Macs
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===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
  
 
==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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===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]].
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* [[MicroMac Cache Card]] - Provides 128KB cache via 040 PDS for systems such as [[Macintosh Quadra 700]].
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* [[DayStar PowerPro 601]] - PowerPC 601 upgrade for Quadra PDS
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* [[Formac ProQuadra 50]] - Provides a 50MHz 040 for systems such as the [[Maintosh Quadra 700]]
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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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===IIci===
 
===IIci===
* [[DayStar PowerCache 030]] - provides cache and faster 030 CPU for the [[Macintosh IIci]] cache 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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===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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===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]]
  
==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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===LC PDS===
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* [[Lapis L-TV Pro]] - TV/video card for LC systems
  
 
==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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===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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===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 15:00, 5 August 2020

Video Cards

NuBus

030 PDS

  • Micron Xceed Color 30 - whole kit allows SE/30 to display 256 grays on original CRT, plus 8-bit color on external monitor

LC PDS

SE PDS

PCI

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

SE PDS

IIci

CPU Daughtercard

Direct Socket

ROM Slot

Graphics Accelerator Cards

NuBus

Multimedia/AV Cards

NuBus

LC PDS

Network Cards

030 PDS

NuBus

PCI

Misc Cards

NuBus

SE PDS

030 PDS

040 PDS

Direct Board Attachments

See Also