Everex Systems, Inc.

Everex ("Ever for Excellence!") was founded in 1983, in Fremont, CA. They produced desktop and notebook computers, but started out making hard disks, tape backup drives and graphics products.

They filed for bankruptcy in January 1993 and was purchased by Formosa Plastics Group, hence becoming part of a multinational conglomerate alongside companies like First International Computer (FIC), the world's leading motherboard manufacturer

Graphics Cards

EV-200 Monographics Plus

Launched: 1983
Bus: ISA 8-bit.
Support: MDA.
Part #:
Ports: 9-pin DSUB (digital video output)
Price: ?

Came with the added bonus of a parallel port (as many MDA cards did at the time).

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EV-221 Evergraphics

Launched: 1983
Bus: ISA 8-bit.
Support: MDA.
Part #: PWA-00065
Ports: 9-pin DSUB (digital video output)
Price: ?

Came with the added bonus of a parallel port (as many MDA cards did at the time).

 

 

EV-222? Evergraphics Plus

Launched: 1985
Bus: ISA 8-bit.
Support: Hercules
Part #:
Ports: 9-pin DSUB (digital video output)
Price: £95 in 1987

The Edge II

Launched: 1983
Bus: ISA 8-bit.
Support: CGA.
Part #: Unknown
Price: ?

EV-231A Evergraphics Plus

Launched: ?
Bus: ISA 8-bit.
Support: MDA.
Part #: Unknown
Price: ?

EV-231C Evergraphics Plus

Launched: ?
Bus: ISA 8-bit.
Support: MDA.
Part #: PWA-00219
Ports: 9-pin DSUB (digital video out) and 25-pin parallel port.
Price: ?

EV-231D Evergraphics Plus

Launched: ?
Bus: ISA 8-bit.
Support: MDA.
Part #: Unknown
Price: ?

EV-480 / EGA 480

Launched: ?
Bus: ISA 8-bit.
Support: EGA
Part #: Unknown
Price: $69 (Feb '92)

EV-633 Viewpoint

Launched: 1991
Bus: ISA 8-bit.
Memory: 512 KB or 1 MB
Support: MDA, EGA, VGA
Part #: Unknown
Price: $392 (512 KB VRAM version, Aug '91)
FCC ID: E3EEV-633

"Pros: Excellent Windows performance
Cons: Expensive, difficult installation

The Everex Viewpoint VRAM is harder to install and configure than most boards. Combine this with a $392 street price — the highest in the roundup — and you'll wonder whether the board's fast PowerPoint and Excel performance make the Viewpoint an appealing purchase.

One way of curbing the board's high price is to buy it configured with ordinary RAM instead of video RAM (VRAM); this can save you either $100 (for 512K) or $200 (for 1MB). The trade off is a slight decrease in speed.

Installation can be difficult for two reasons: You have to install software drivers without a menu, and you may need to set both DIP switches and jumpers. Even when you follow the manual's instructions, you may need to make additional changes. During testing we had to reconfigure a hard disk controller card before the system would boot. Fortunately, the company's toll-free technical support proved extremely helpful.

It's unfortunate, though, that calling Everex's 800 number may be necessary. High price and potentially tricky installation make the Viewpoint less appealing than many"
     
PC World, August 1991

 


EV-653 Micro Enhancer

Launched: ?
Bus: ISA 8-bit.
Support: MDA, EGA.
Part #: Unknown
Price: ?

EV-657

Launched: ?
Bus: ISA 8-bit.
Support: MDA, CGA, EGA.
Part #: PWA-00133-0
Ports: 9-pin DSUB (digital video out) and 25-pin parallel port.
Price: ?

 

EV-657B Micro Enhancer

Launched: ?
Bus: ISA 8-bit.
Support: EGA.
Part #: Unknown
Ports: 9-pin DSUB (digital video out) and 25-pin parallel port.
Price: ?

 

 

EV-673

Launched: ?
Bus: ISA 8-bit.
Support: MDA, CGA, EGA.
Part #: PWA-00271-0
Price: ?


EV-657 Micro Enhancer Deluxe

Launched: ?
Bus: ISA 8-bit.
Support: EGA.
Part #: Unknown
Price: ?

EV-659 Micro Enhancer Deluxe

Launched: 1987
Bus: ISA 8-bit.
Support: MDA, CGA, EGA.
Memory: 256 KB DRAM
Ports: 9-pin DSUB (digital video output) and parallel port.
Part #: Unknown
Price: ?

Codenamed "ICC00203" (named after the main chip), this card not only provides 100% IBM EGA compatibility, but also extended EGA graphics modes including 720 x 410 and 640 x 480, plus 132-column text modes. The card also has auto-switch capabilities so if you run a Hercules or CGA-only application, the card will automatically switch to that resolution and colour depth without having to set jumpers or DIP switches.

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EV-659A Micro Enhancer

Launched: 1987
Bus: ISA 8-bit.
Support: MDA, CGA, EGA.
Part #: Unknown
Price: ?

EV-634A Viewpoint Premium VGA Color

Launched: ?
Bus: ISA 16-bit.
Support: VGA.
Part #: PWA-00910
Price: ?

 

Desktop PCs


An advert for Everex STEP system in August 1989