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    By chance, do you still have that canopus setup...

    By chance, do you still have that canopus setup? https://hardforum.com/threads/retro-3dfx-pc-canopus-witchdoctor-setup-sli.1779469/
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    Retro: When did flash ROM replace traditional ROM + CMOS chips?

    The ROM chip holding the system BIOS used to be read-only. It contained programs for talking to hardware that didn't change, such as the 8042 keyboard, motherboard chipset, and PC speaker. This necessitated a separate chip--the CMOS--for hardware likely to change, such as RAM, hard drives, and...
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    Retro: When did flash ROM replace traditional ROM + CMOS chips?

    In other words, when did motherboards start using flash ROM chips to hold both the system BIOS and the CMOS settings? What were some of the first motherboards that used re-writable flash ROM chips, while ditching the CMOS chip entirely, or relegating the CMOS chip to just keep time? If any...
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    Ode to DoubleSight DS-263N, stopgap until 4K/144/FALD/HDR >27"

    No, sir, I did not. But I wasn't looking specifically for wide gamut, so that doesn't mean they're not out there. The TFN review said that wide gamut costs more, though, so the kind of monitor you're looking for will likely need to cut costs elsewhere.
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    Ode to DoubleSight DS-263N, stopgap until 4K/144/FALD/HDR >27"

    I 've been using the Viewsonic VP2768 for a couple weeks now. Overall, I'm pleased. I can see detail in images that I never noticed before. I got lucky with my factory color calibration, as it is far superior to what tftcetnral recieved in their review. With "Response Time" set to Advanced...
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    Ode to DoubleSight DS-263N, stopgap until 4K/144/FALD/HDR >27"

    Point #4, Aspect Ratio Control. The problem is that--in addition to Windows 10 gaming on my nvidia card--I'll be hooking up machines running DOS/95/98SE on a medley of graphics cards from 1997 to 2000. Now, if there are software-level options in those OSes and during those years from Matrox...
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    Ode to DoubleSight DS-263N, stopgap until 4K/144/FALD/HDR >27"

    DoubleSight DS-263N: March 2008 -- August, 2017. With nearly 9.5 years of service, it's the single best piece of hardware I've ever owned. 25.5", S-IPS, 1920 x 1200. At $700, 'twas one of the first, large IPS panels significantly below the $1K threshold (also $200 less than the Planar with an...
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