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HP Visualize C132L & C160L

Quick Facts
Introduced 1996
CPU PA-7300LC
132-160 MHz
Cache 128 KB L1
1 MB L2
RAM 2 GB
Design LASI
Drives 3 SCSI
1 FD
Expansion 2 GSC/EISA
1 EISA/PCI
1 PCI
Bandwidth Mem 423 MB/s (C132L)
Mem 427 MB/s (C160L)
I/O 132 MB/s (C132L)
I/O 160 MB/s (C160L)
I/O 10E
EVC
2 SCSI
2 serial
parallel
2 PS/2
HIL
audio

Overview

These were entry-level workstations equipped with the low-cost PA-7300LC CPU. They have a similar case to that of the old 735 — built of interlocking modules so the I/O board, MPU board etc. can be easily taken out.

Model numbers: both the C132L and C160L have the HP 9000/779 model number.

Internals

CPU

The off-chip L2 cache SRAM is optional and is installed in two DIMM slots below the CPU socket. The modules must be of equal size. Usually, these systems come with two 512 KB modules, totalling in 1 MB L2 cache.

Chipset

» View a system-level ASCII-illustration of the chipset.

Buses

Memory

Expansion

Drives

The disk-slider can accomodate up to three SCSI drives and one floppy drive simultaneously, the internal cabling (usually) includes one Wide-SCSI cable with three 68-pin connectors and a HVD-terminator at the end, one Narrow-SCSI with one 50-pin connector and one cable for the floppy.

The Narrow-SCSI cable is normally used for the external-accessible half-height 5.25″ CD/DAT drive, although it is of course also possible to connect a 50-pin SE hard drive. The cable can also be easily replaced with a variant with more connectors to use up to three 50-pin SE hard drives. The PDC can boot off these SE drives.

The Wide-SCSI cable is normally used for the internal 3.5″ 68-pin Fast-Wide high-voltage differential system drives. Up to three hard drives can be installed in the cage, which leaves no room for an external-accessible CD/DAT drive though. The Fast-Wide drives are also bootable from the PDC.

A standard configuration could look like this:

External connectors

  1. You need a special HP adapter-cable to convert this EVC-port to either BNC or HD15 VGA

References

Manuals

Operating systems

Benchmarks

Model SPEC95, int SPEC95, fp SPEC95
rate, int
SPEC95
rate, fp
C132L 6.45 6.70 58.1 60.3
C160L 7.75 7.56 7.75/7.56 69.7/68.1

Compare these with other results on the Benchmarks page.

Physical dimensions/Power

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