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Sun XVR-300 Graphics Accelerator Overview

The Sun XVR-300 graphics accelerator is a 24-bit high-resolution
PCI-Express graphics frame buffer. The Sun XVR-300 graphics accelerator runs on Sun PCI-Express full-height or low-profile system platforms.


Installation Kit

The Sun XVR-300 graphics accelerator installation kit includes:


Features

The Sun XVR-300 graphics accelerator offers the following features for full-height and low-profile Sun PCI-Express systems:



Note - For low-profile systems, you must replace the board bracket with the low-profile bracket supplied in the installation kit. See Chapter 2.



FIGURE 1-1 shows the full-height Sun XVR-300 graphics accelerator.

FIGURE 1-1 Full-Height Sun XVR-300 Graphics Accelerator

Figure showing the full-height type Sun XVR-300 graphics accelerator.

FIGURE 1-2 shows the low-profile Sun XVR-300 graphics accelerator.

FIGURE 1-2 Low-Profile Sun XVR-300 Graphics Accelerator

Figure showing the low-profile type Sun XVR-300 graphics accelerator.

FIGURE 1-3 shows the DMS-59 video port on the full-height I/O bracket.

FIGURE 1-3 Sun XVR-300 Graphics Accelerator DMS-59 Video Port

Figure showing the Sun XVR-300 graphics accelerator DMS-59 video port on full-height I/O bracket.


Video Formats

TABLE 1-1 lists the monitor video formats supported by the Sun XVR-300 graphics accelerator.

single-step bulletTo get a list of available screen resolutions for your display device, type:


host% fbconfig -res \?

If you have selected a resolution where support for this resolution cannot be verified, fbconfig displays the following output:


SUNWnfb_config: Cannot verify that selected resolution is a supported video resolution for this monitor

TABLE 1-1 lists video formats supported.


TABLE 1-1 Sun XVR-300 Graphics Accelerator Video Formats

Display Resolution

Vertical Refresh Rate

Sync Standard

Aspect Ratio Format

Maximum
Color Depth

1920 x 1200

60, 70, 75 Hz

Sun

16:10

24-bit

1920 x 1080

60, 72 Hz (See Note)

Sun

16:9

24-bit

1856 x 1392

60 Hz

VESA

4:3

24-bit

1792 x 1344

60, 75 Hz

VESA

4:3

24-bit

1600 x 1280

76 Hz

Sun

5:4

24-bit

1600 x 1200

60, 65, 70, 75, 85 Hz

VESA

4:3

24-bit

1600 x 1200

60 Hz

Sun

4:3

24-bit

1600 x 1200

73 Hz

SIEMENS

4:3

24-bit

1600 x 1200

73 Hz

SI-LMT_RFE

4:3

24-bit

1600 x 1024

60 Hz

SGI_STD

4:3

24-bit

1600 x 1024

60 Hz

Sun

4:3

24-bit

1600 x 1000

66, 76 Hz

Sun

16:10

24-bit

1440 x 900

76 Hz

Sun

16:10

24-bit

1400 x 1050

60 Hz

Sun

16:10

24-bit

1280 x 1024

60, 75, 85 Hz

VESA

5:4

24-bit

1280 x 1024

60, 67, 76 Hz

Sun

5:4

24-bit

1280 x 800

76 Hz

Sun

16:10

24-bit

1280 x 768

56 Hz

Sun

16:10

24-bit

1152 x 900

66, 76 Hz

Sun

5:4

24-bit

1152 x 864

75 Hz

VESA

4:3

24-bit

1024 x 800

84 Hz

Sun

4:3

24-bit

1024 x 768

60, 70, 75, 85 Hz

VESA

4:3

24-bit

1024 x 768

77 Hz

Sun

4:3

24-bit

800 x 600

56, 60, 72, 75, 85 Hz

VESA

4:3

24-bit

720 x 400

85 Hz

VESA

9:5

24-bit

640 x 480

60, 72, 75 Hz

VESA

4:3

24-bit

640 x 480

60, 180 Hz

Sun

4:3

24-bit




Note - Digital resolution 1920 x 1080 x 60 is not supported on the 24 in. LCD flat panel color monitor (Kenari) (X7203A, 365-1427-01).





Note - The Sun XVR-300 graphics accelerator only supports XOR composite sync.





Note - Not all resolutions are supported by all monitors. Using resolutions that are not supported by the monitor might damage the monitor. Please refer to your monitor manuals for supported resolutions.



Video Display Ports

The Sun XVR-300 graphics accelerator support both DVI analog (DVI-A) and DVI digital (DVI-D) video formats. Although both analog and digital video formats are supported, they cannot be used simultaneously from the individual DVI port.


Technical Support

For assistance and other information not found in this document concerning the
Sun XVR-300 graphics accelerator, see Support Services at:
http://www.sun.com/service/online/

For the most up-to-date version of this document, go to:
http://www.sun.com/documentation