It's been awhile since I've contributed, so I hope you won't think it tacky for me to charge in with a request for advice. Here it goes: I have a beige Power Macintosh G3. Specifically, this one:
It does not get a lot of action, in part, because I don't have the space to set it up properly. The acquisition of a hardcore KVMA switch, though, has set me to thinking. I have a spare channel and could probably make it work if I can hook the G3 up to the video and audio switching. (I don't want to give up my mouse and keyboard choice, and I've already confirmed that it does not work with the G3.)
The catch though, is that the KVMA is DVI. It is DVI-I, so it could pass analog from my VGA output, through the switch and on to the monitor, but the monitor's DVI port is strictly DVI-D. There is a VGA connector on the monitor, but that's a no-go in this situation for reasons I will not bore you with.
So, here's the question: What PCI video cards, with a DVI output, are out there for beige G3s? I have some clues that these might work:
- ATi Radeon 7000 PCI
- ATi Radeon 9200 PCI
...but it's really just tags included in eBay listings that suggest G3 compatibility. I don't want to rely on that. Currently the machine has an ixMicro TwinTurbo 8MB PCI in it.
I have also shopped VGA to DVI/HDMI converters, but I don't like the cost to quality curve. It looks like you have to spend north of $100 to get something you could hope to support enough of your video modes to make the endeavor worth it. Also, upgrading the machine for $20-40 appears to be a better solution even if you ignore the savings.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.