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Old 06 December 2010, 16:37   #6
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Todays (or yesterdays) tiny and cheap gfx processors for mobile or embedded devices could provide better 2D graphics performance than any classic amiga computer could ever wish for.
With the right drivers.

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How much more work would it require for someone to make a gfx-card for the amiga1200 in comparison to the work required by mad scientist J.Schoenfeld to make flickerfixers?
The Indivision AGA 1200 flicker fixer does not connect to the CPU data bus and so cannot be a graphics card. In order for it to do so it would have to connect to the trapdoor connector which traditionally has an accelerator connected.

In an A1200D it is not practical unless the accelerator has an expansion connector designed for this purpose. AFAIK only the Blizzard PPC has one. Not even the new 1230 cards have them.

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From what I understand the best way for flickerfixers to be connected to an a1200 is to the Lisa chip directly. I guess the only option for an a1200 RTG card is the main expansion port?
Yes.

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So, how unrealistic is an expansion board like the ACA1230, but with a a graphics card, and an internal DVI cable to join the output from the Indivision?
It may have been practical if the ACA1230 had not just been created. The market is now so much smaller. Shame there was not enough pins on the ACA1230 FPGA/CPLD for an expansion function.

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Guess it would be a tight fit, but BPPC/BVision fit inside an a1200d, didn't it?
Yes.
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