The Macintosh II Monochrome Video Card is a 1-bit 7″ NuBus card compatible with 680×0-based NuBus Macs running up to Mac OS 7.6.1. It was introduced at the same time as the Mac II. It is unsupported with the Quadra 840AV and is not compatible with the Centris/Quadra 660AV.
The card will drive the 12″ High Resolution Monochrome monitor and the 13″ High Resolution RGB monitor at 640 x 480 resolution in 1-bit black and white only. It was offered as a lower cost alternative to the Macintosh II Video Card, which supports 4-bit video (and 8-bits with an upgrade).
It will not drive the Apple 12″ RGB Display or 12″ Monochrome Display, which only operate at 512 x 384 resolution.
Why anyone would want to use one of these is beyond me.
- Macintosh II: Monochrome Video Card, Apple
- AV Series: Apple Nubus Video Card Compatibility
- Macintosh Display Cards Overview, 1 of 3, 2 of 3, and 3 of 3.
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