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    Someone handed me an EISA interfaced TIGA graphics card and I have spent a chunk of my morning researching it. Good god this thing is REALLY impressive but beyond that it's seemingly a flash in the pan.

    For reference it is identical in layout to the ISA version of the card, the Artist Graphics XJS. >>link<<
    That same page has a few spec sheets near the bottom and a 45mb manual that does not want to download for me right now. The difference is my card has the standard EISA edge connector and you see the two single row pin sockets behind the HD15 and the DB9 ports on the back and the double row socket above the card edge connector? There's a paddleboard plugged into that (P/N 90057-5772) with a 26 pin VESA Feature connector hanging off on my board.

    I am not finding much about the card itself (there are a few cards under the TIGA specification) and more about the base TIGA specification and total lack of support thereof. I cannot tell if this model ported its own onboard 2D VGA controller (conflicting citations on this) or if this feature connector meant that I have to plug it into another video card. Likewise aside from supposedly awful windows acceleration I have yet to find any alternate drivers or even the AutoCAD driver which is apparently where this card really shines.
    Last edited by NeXT; June 30th, 2018 at 11:22 PM.
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    I have an isa TIGA and gave up because I coildnt find any drivers or software, the original disks are failed

    Ah well, good Luck

    Odd part is the Targa standard was used at TV studios and even in the legendary QLT Futura 100 computer portait system

    Ah well, it’s like the high end stuff from the 80’s disappeared off the face of the earth.

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    Targa != TIGA. They're not even slightly related.

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    I had a look thru my EISA .CFG collection, but I can't find the .CFG for it, so I don't have a driver for it either.

    The only other card I know of that has the TMS34020 on the EISA interface is the Mylex GXE020-A. Drivers *might* work. Though I could find next to nothing about this card.

    FWIW I think TIGA was an interface the card is built to, and drivers are built to, so you *may* have some luck with drivers from another Mfg. Renaissance GRX was TIGA, and the Hercules Superstation 3D used a 34020 and i860. I think these may be ISA-only though. Also I think the presence of TMS34010/34020 does not necessarily mean the card is TIGA. I think one of the Matrox PG-series used a TMS34010, but that was a kinda super-PGC.

    Here has a driver listed as "75K drivers for Artist Graphics video card" (ARTGRP.ZIP):
    http://files.mpoli.fi/hardware/DISPLAY/OTHER/
    Last edited by mR_Slug; June 30th, 2018 at 07:02 PM.
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    I'm finally home and I took some photos of the card. Again note how identical it is to the ISA model plus that paddleboard which breaks out to a Feature Connector. Third photo is the board installed in a machine.


    http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...d/CGS_8045.jpg


    http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...d/CGS_8046.jpg


    http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...d/CGS_8047.jpg
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