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25 August 2002, 11:55
Hi everyone ...
is the cpu included with Blizzard 1260
and is it good idea to buy it ?
please i need a recommendation..
25 August 2002, 22:14
If you want to hear mp3 in good quality and use other huge apps that need a fast CPU, then go get it (it includes the CPU btw. ;) ). Itīs the fastest 68k card out there, if you have a grafix card you will also be able to watch movies on your Amiga with it :) But if you only wanna play older games and have some fun, go get a 68030er card :D
25 August 2002, 22:17
Hoo hoo yes - definitely get an 68060 card. Speaking as someone who has installed a 030, 040 and finally a 060 card, they are fab.
25 August 2002, 22:32
Originally posted by RetroMan
Itīs the fastest 68k card out there
I thought there were 100Mhz 060 kits?
26 August 2002, 00:47
Originally posted by Akira
I thought there were 100Mhz 060 kits?
Maybe some selfmade overclocked cards with watercooling :laughing
26 August 2002, 00:54
You are right, I mixed it up :P 66 is the fastest one!
But I think you have to upgrade them to 66Mhz from the 060@50!
26 August 2002, 00:58
Nope, there are some cards working with 66Mhz. but AFAIK only some Apollo cards ! Never knew about the Blizzard ones :confused
26 August 2002, 01:05
AP60TO66 Upgrade of Apollo 1260/3060/4060 from 50MHz to 66MHz
Seems like you'r eright again. So he's aiming for a 50 Mhz card, right?
26 August 2002, 01:41
Yes and no ;) The Apollo cards are also sold new with 66Mhz. ! The thing you found is an upgrade available for older cards :D
//edit : Just found out, also Blizzard cards are being sold new as 66Mhz. ones :)
26 August 2002, 02:44
The fastest 060 avalable is actually clocked at 75MHz, on an Apollo card. I own such a model. :cool
The 060 used is an LC model, as opposed to an XC (as featured on Blizzard cards): it has an MMU, but lacks FPU hardware. It is impossible to run an FPU on a 75MHz 060. The FPU is the bottleneck limiting 060 clock speed, as the rest of the 060 has to keep in sync with it.
The Apollo excels in 68k integer performance, with more raw grunt than any other 68k card. It is ideal for emulation and stuff like MP3 playback - the integer unit offers 2-cycle 32-bit multiplication. But for more all-round performance, the Blizzard is the best bet. It also features a SCSI interface, leaving lots of CPU time free, unlike IDE.
27 August 2002, 14:12
I always had trouble with apollo-products. The blizzard should be a good bet. :cheese
28 August 2002, 00:45
Just thought of another big problem with the Apollo. The maximum amount of memory, fitted in the one SIMM socket, is 32MB. No such limit with the Blizzard.
Basically, the Blizzard is the superior card. If the price is right, buy it. :)
I only went for the Apollo because it was supercheap at the time! Lots of bang for ya buck. :p
14 December 2002, 23:15
<b>It is impossible to run an FPU on a 75MHz 060</b>
You are wrong - i have overclocked Blizzard 1260/50MHz (Full CPU) to 75MHz and all programs which need FPU are working fine. No crashes/gurus etc.
Ofcourse not all CPUs can handle this speed - you must be lucky to find working one.
15 December 2002, 01:23
The major problem with the current crop of Blizzard boards is that they are manufactured by DCE, kings of crap hardware. They use substandard parts in a substandard manufacturing process, and their products either don't work (external scandoublers), fall apart (internal scandoublers) or burn themselves out (accelerators). Plus, they love to receive PPC cards for repair, but are loath to actually fix them and send them back. In fact, they are reported to have received broken PPC cards for repair and sold them to other people.
The original Phase 5-built Blizzard 060s are much better than the Apollo boards, though - try to get a second-hand one from eBay.
20 December 2002, 12:42
Funny, I have a DCE Blizzard 1260, Blizzard SCSI-IV and ScanMagic Internal SD/FF with no problems. As for the PPC problems, I've heard lots of people with such problems.
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