Thou Shalt Not, Question Rot.,
- Jan 17, 2013
So here's an oddity:
I've never heard of this - was this a Japanese domestic market thing?
An SNK-branded graphics card for upgrading PCs? I'm not aware of any SNK "Arcade PC" platforms...
It appears to have a place where it could have another S3 GPU. This most likely would have been used for multi-monitor, but there's no second bank for extra video RAM... Not sure what the 30-pin internal connector would be for though... it's more than JAMMA, more than the VESA feature connector... seems a bit strange for IDE too.
So, what's the story? Thought that if you didn't know, you might have some contacts who would. :-)
Current thinking is that it is either:
a. a 1997-1998 SNK development card that was liquidated as part of their bankruptcy, sold for parts
b. a 1997-1998 Japanese-domestic-market-only PC graphics card upgrade kit (possibly made by Canopus), branded "SNK" to grab additional money and attention.
But maybe it is something different? There's definitely some oddness about it...