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Old 02 June 2018, 21:34   #1
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Does anyone know anything about the Rambrandt graphics card?

Back in the 90s my UK newsagent used to sell the occasional American computer mag. One of these was the Amiga World Video and Animation Special issue which featured an ad for a very interesting looking graphics card; Rambrandt from Progressive Peripherals.

you can see the ad here:

On the basis of the ad, this looked like a very impressive piece of kit for the time, with what looked like a graphics processor, a maths co-processor and a 3d API.

This really got my imagination going - however, I never heard a thing about it again!

Does anyone know anything about this graphics card? It has a page on the Amiga Hardware Database, but I can't find anything else about it.
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Old 03 June 2018, 08:08   #2
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When reading about PPS itself on Amiga Hardware Database, it says that a fire burned down their factory in mid 1992, and they never recovered from that http://amiga.resource.cx/company/company.pl#pps
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Ah, that's a shame. The mag is from early 1992, so I guess the fire happened just as they were in the process of releasing the card.
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I suspect arson.
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I suspect arson.
By Microsoft?
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By Microsoft?
Bill Gates doused the factory in petrol?
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It was confirmed that M$ did it!
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It was confirmed that M$ did it!
Says "Pyromania" .... nomen est omen.
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