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Old 12 June 2008, 05:25   #1
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Any accelerators still made?

Out of curiosity I was looking around at Softhut and I noticed that they still have all kinds of accelerator cards listed as available. Are any accelerators still made or do they just have a lot of old stock or (as I fear) have they merely forgotten to update their website?
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Old 12 June 2008, 05:31   #2
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Out of curiosity I was looking around at Softhut and I noticed that they still have all kinds of accelerator cards listed as available. Are any accelerators still made or do they just have a lot of old stock or (as I fear) have they merely forgotten to update their website?
I noticed the same thing the other day, I assume they are not actually available to buy though?

The only 'new' accelerators announcements that I've seen are from Ebox.

Dragon -> http://www.elbox.com/news_04_12_17.html

Sharks -> http://www.buy.elbox.com/cgibin/shop?info=350S1G

I doubt that they'll ever be released.

Would be nice if someone did bring out a PPC based accelerator for OS4 classic but I doubt it will happen because the market is too small.
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I noticed the same thing the other day, I assume they are not actually available to buy though?

The only 'new' accelerators announcements that I've seen are from Ebox.

Dragon -> http://www.elbox.com/news_04_12_17.html

Sharks -> http://www.buy.elbox.com/cgibin/shop?info=350S1G

I doubt that they'll ever be released.

Would be nice if someone did bring out a PPC based accelerator for OS4 classic but I doubt it will happen because the market is too small.
The problem with PPC accelerators is that they're such a kludge. Realistically, someone should design both a nice PPC e600 (The very top of the line 32-bit PPC chip) based design for OS 4 and a series of 030, 040 and (if successful enough to warrant the higher costs involved) 060-based accelerators for the classic crowd.
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Out of curiosity I was looking around at Softhut and I noticed that they still have all kinds of accelerator cards listed as available. Are any accelerators still made or do they just have a lot of old stock or (as I fear) have they merely forgotten to update their website?
they have old stock or second hand stock or refurbished stock
amiga' accelerators are not made anymore since long time ago
the latest production was done by DCE between 2000-2002
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There are no accelerators made today and yes 99% of everything on the softhut website is out of stock and has been for years.
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