IBM United States
Hardware Announcement 102-033
February 5, 2002
IBM GXT4500P and GXT6500P Graphics Accelerators and the T210 Flat-Panel Display Deliver High Performance with Advanced Technology
At a Glance
The pacesetting capabilities of the GXT4500P and GXT6500P are driven by advanced electronics design throughout, resulting in some of the most progressive computer graphics ever produced for design and visualization.
T210 Flat-Panel Display
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001).
The GXT4500P and GXT6500P are a continuation of the successful family of graphics accelerators in support of RS/6000® workstations.
These two new products are based on a high-performance raster engine, which is the result of a design implemented in state-of-the-art IBM chip technology.
The GXT4500P is designed to meet the price/performance needs of the value-oriented market for entry 3D workstations.
The GXT6500P, with its hardware geometry accelerator chip implemented in copper technology, supports the higher performance requirements of the more demanding user of advanced 3D workstations.
These new graphics accelerators, when configured in the RS/6000 POWER3-II-based workstations, offer an excellent combination of function and performance for complex and demanding graphics applications in areas such as:
The GXT4500P and GXT6500P accelerators deliver native support in hardware for the OpenGL and IBM graPHIGS application programming interfaces (APIs). This results in unmatched flexibility of support for application software, regardless of the graphics API chosen for implementation.
The GXT4500P and GXT6500P accelerators are full-length PCI adapters that are supported for installation in a 64-bit PCI bus slot of the RS/6000 7044 Models 170 and 270 and 7043 Model 270 upgrade, but can also fit in a 32-bit slot of these systems. The GXT4500P is also supported in the RS/6000 7043 Model 150.
Advanced functionality of both accelerators over previous RS/6000 graphics products include:
The T210 Flat-Panel Display offers a large-size screen (20.8-inch viewable image area) in a space-saving design. The T210 will operate at a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pels (maximum) and will attach to your system by either an analog or digital connector.
In addition, Logitech's 3-Button Wheel Mouse is now supported on the RS/6000:
The Logitech Wheel Mouse offers fast scrolling and Web navigation and can be used on almost any surface without a mousepad.
A supported RS/6000 PCI System and either AIX® Version 4.3.3 or 5.1, or later with either or both the included 3D APIs; OpenGL and graPHIGS.
The IBM Power GXT4500P Graphics Accelerator is a 64-bit entry 3D PCI Graphics adapter for the RS/6000 Models 7044-170 and 7044-270, 7043-150 and 7043-270 upgrade. This adapter has the following base features:
The GXT6500P, with its hardware geometry acceleration:
In the GXT6500P, the geometry engine performs very-high, precision transformations on geometric models and provides clipping and multisource lighting.
The IBM Power GXT6500P Graphics Accelerator is a 64-bit, mid-range, 3D PCI Graphics adapter for the RS/6000 Models 7044-170 and 7044-270 and 7043-270 upgrade. This adapter has the following base features:
T210 Flat-Panel Display
The T210 Flat-Panel Display offers:
These products are not impacted by euro currency.
The Power GXT4500P is the second highest performing IBM graphics
accelerator available for the RS/6000. It replaces the GXT4000P on the
7044 Models 170 and 270, 7043 Model 150, and the 7043
Model 270 upgrade. The GXT4500P, coupled with the 7044
Model 270 450 MHz system, delivers its highest graphics workstation
performance; however, GXT4500P, with Model 170 333 MHz-, 400 MHz-,
and 450 MHz-based systems, delivers the best price/performance.
The Power GXT6500P is the highest performing IBM graphics accelerator available for the RS/6000. It replaces the GXT6000P on the 7044 Models 170 and 270 and the 7043 Model 270 upgrade. The GXT6500P, coupled with the 7044 Model 270 450 MHz system, delivers its highest graphics workstation performance.
The Power GXT4500P and Power GXT6500P Graphics Adapter Installation and Using Guide (SA23-1236) is shipped with the GXT4500P and GXT6500P Graphics Accelerators.
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Display Cable Feature Number Matrix: The following chart shows the cable feature to graphics accelerator reference. Check your specific system model to determine which graphics accelerators are supported on which model.
GXT120P/ GXT130P/ GXT110P GXT135P GXT300P Displays (5D/DDC)(1) (15D/DDC) P70 4238 4238 4238 P72(2) Display Display Display P76(2) Display Display Display P77(2) Display(3) Display Display P92(4) Display Display Display P200 4238 4238 4238 P201 4237 4237 4237 P202(4) Display Display Display P260(4) Display Display Display P275(4) Display(3) Display Display 6091-19I NS(5) NS NS POWERDP17 4217 NS 4217 POWERDP20 4217 NS 4217 9516-B03 4217 4217 4217 9511-Axx Display Display NS T54A/ T54H/ T540 9519-Axx Display Display NS T85A 9493-Axx Display Display NS T56A 9494-xxx NS Display NS T860 9497-Axx Display(3) Display Display T86A 6656-Hxx NS Display NS T560 6658-Hxx Display(3) Display NS T84H 6659-Hxx NS Display NS T210 GXT2000P/ GXT4000P/ GXT4500P/ GXT3000P GXT6000P GXT6500P Displays (15D/DDC) (DVI/DDC) (DVI/DDC) P70 4238 4238(6) 4238(6) P72(2) Display Display(6) Display(6) P76(2) Display Display(6) Display(6) P77(2) Display Display(6) Display(6) P92(4) Display Display(6) Display(6) P200 4238 4238(6) 4238(6) P201 4237 4237(6) 4237(6) P202(4) Display Display(6) Display(6) P260(4) Display Display Display P275(4) Display Display Display 6091-19I 4239(7) NS NS POWERDP17 4239(7) NS NS POWERDP20 4239(7) NS NS 9516-B03 4217 4217(6) 4217(6) 9511-Axx NS NS NS T54A/ T54H/ T540 9519-Axx Display NS Display T85A 9493-Axx NS NS NS T56A 9494-xxx NS NS Display T860 9497-Axx Display NS Display(6) T86A 6656-Hxx NS NS NS T560 6658-Hxx Display NS Display T84H 6659-Hxx NS NS Display T210
Security, Auditability, and Control
These products use the security and auditability features of host software and application software.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.
Terms and Conditions
This product is available for purchase under the terms of the IBM Customer Agreement.
IBM hardware products are manufactured from new parts and used parts. In some cases, the hardware product may have been previously installed. Regardless, IBM's warranty terms apply.
The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.
Initial/ Feature Purchase MES/ Description Model Number Price Both Machine Type 7026 T210 Flat-Panel Monitor 6M1 3635 $10,995 Both Machine Type 7028 T210 Flat-Panel Monitor 6C1 3635 10,995 Both 6E1 3635 10,995 Both Machine Type 7040 T210 Flat-Panel Monitor 61D 3635 10,995 Both Machine Type 7043 Power GXT4500P Graphics 150 2842 2,495 Both Accelerator 270 2842 2,495 MES Power GXT6500P Graphics 270 2843 5,995 MES Accelerator T210 Flat-Panel Monitor 150 3635 10,995 Both 270 3635 10,995 MES Machine Type 7044 Power GXT4500P Graphics 170 2842 2,495 Both Accelerator 270 2842 2,495 Both Power GXT6500P Graphics 170 2843 5,995 Both Accelerator 270 2843 5,995 Both T210 Flat-Panel Monitor 170 3635 10,995 Both 270 3635 10,995 Both
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.