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Old 24 April 2017, 22:58   #37
gulliver
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I heard rumors that this was just a simplified and proprietary PCI slot. It made me wonder if the slot could be converted to a regular PCI slot.
I also saw some Picasso IV prototypes where they clearly label its bus as PCI, and it would be within reason since they used a chip specifically designed for PCI SVGA graphic cards.

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PCI is plenty of fast for the old Amiga hardware and probably even FPGA CPU motherboards. Existing drivers for PCI are an advantage as are cheap PCI cards.
Yes, reusing what we already have, is better than reinventing the wheel 72 times. And it is certainly a better option using inexpensive and abundant hardware.

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It may be possible for an FPGA buster to be transparently optimized for PCI thus improving the performance for PCI. This could help with gfx bus speeds of gfx cards. Changing timings very much on Zorro cards is going to be less compatible even if Zorro III could be enhanced while being in spec. Some of the hardware was never tested with a faster spec.
Well, that would be the smart solution. I hope someone gives it a go.
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