ATi's Color Emulation Card

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There aren't any pictures available right? And it is ISA of course.

Edit... for Kaypro, I think you might find that card in a 286i Model D... if it was a color card - here are a few links:
https://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=1044
http://www.retroarchive.org/docs/kaypro_general.pdf
https://www.techspot.com/article/650-history-of-the-gpu/
http://pycckuu.blogspot.com/2006/07/full-ati-timeline-1984-2006.html

But the year from the manual doesn't line up with the supposed year of introduction... manual is 1985 and the Color Emulation Card was supposedly 1986.

Do we even know if the chip was ATI branded? There is virtually no real information that I could find. It could have used some other chip and companies putting their name on cards was not a give... especially if the cards were sold to OEMs.
 
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There aren't any pictures available right? And it is ISA of course.

Edit... for Kaypro, I think you might find that card in a 286i Model D... if it was a color card - here are a few links:
https://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=1044
http://www.retroarchive.org/docs/kaypro_general.pdf
https://www.techspot.com/article/650-history-of-the-gpu/
http://pycckuu.blogspot.com/2006/07/full-ati-timeline-1984-2006.html

But the year from the manual doesn't line up with the supposed year of introduction... manual is 1985 and the Color Emulation Card was supposedly 1986.

Do we even know if the chip was ATI branded? There is virtually no real information that I could find. It could have used some other chip and companies putting their name on cards was not a give... especially if the cards were sold to OEMs.
never heard of the color emulation card, but the video really takes me back.
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This has been located:

https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?t=75697

https://twitter.com/AMD_Enthusiast/status/1290143806436843522

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