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Old 09 January 2020, 06:30   #21
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Still curious bout that 1230/56 you own and why it's not listed on the individual computers list with all the bench marks. Its an ACA1230 right?

Sorry, I meant 1230/55--the 1230/56 was the top dog of the very first iteration of the ACA series, if I remember right. Regardless, I don't own an ACA card, I've only briefly tested a friend's 55 or 56Mhz after adding an FPU (can't recall what it was). These days I run a Blizzard 1230 in my desktop, as it works perfect for my needs (WHDLoad, old demos) but have extensively used both the Apollo and Blizzard '060 cards in the past. If it were my money, I'd get the '060 for 3D games and the (very awesome) late 90's onward AGA demoscene. However, Jens' new '040 card appears very promising, it might be more than what you need once it's released.
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Old 09 January 2020, 09:48   #22
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The info I’ve given is for my Individual Computers ACA1230/56 which was the fastest of the first of the ACA accelerators Jens did as far as I know.
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Old 09 January 2020, 22:22   #23
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Sorry, I meant 1230/55--the 1230/56 was the top dog of the very first iteration of the ACA series, if I remember right. Regardless, I don't own an ACA card, I've only briefly tested a friend's 55 or 56Mhz after adding an FPU (can't recall what it was). These days I run a Blizzard 1230 in my desktop, as it works perfect for my needs (WHDLoad, old demos) but have extensively used both the Apollo and Blizzard '060 cards in the past. If it were my money, I'd get the '060 for 3D games and the (very awesome) late 90's onward AGA demoscene. However, Jens' new '040 card appears very promising, it might be more than what you need once it's released.
We shall see. I actually had a look at the Vampire prices and they are a lot cheaper than I thought. In fact they probably will be the same price as Jen cards when they come out. However, I do feel Vampire is an onboard emulator since it uses bugger all of the Amiga that hosts it. Well that's my understanding of it having watched a video with the Vampire guy talking about it. So it probably works out better value to get it. But we shall see with these new 040/060 cards. Perhaps I will get the 060 if it is affordable and has the options to downgrade. The options the latest ACA1233's have are really great. I tend to run my own full speed all the time. Haven't had any issues running games, apart from speeded up sequences in Monkey Island and a few other games.


What are the demos people always bang on about on this site? I don't see how demos would hold anyone's attention for more than 5 minutes, am I missing something? I've watched a few but that's it.


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The info I’ve given is for my Individual Computers ACA1230/56 which was the fastest of the first of the ACA accelerators Jens did as far as I know.
I thought the ACA1233n-55 was the fastest. Oh well may be not
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Old 09 January 2020, 22:40   #24
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I have a 1230/56, 1233/55, Blizzard1230,GVP1230 ect. In short - it's not worth to move form a card with the speed of a Blizzard 1230 or 1233/40 to the faster 030 card with 55/56Mhz. Wait for the upcoming 060 cards - you get much more for your money.
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