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Old 11 March 2020, 03:32   #1
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Low Cost New A1200 8MB Memory Expansion (FPU Upgradable)

We are pleased to announce availability of our new low cost A1200 8MB memory expansion.

It features:

* 8MB Fast RAM with new modern memory
* More than doubles speed of the Commodore-Amiga 1200: performance increase to 2.91 MIPs.
* Maths Co Processor (floating Point Unit) socket - accepts a 68882 FPU up to 40Mhz
* Header for optional Real Time Clock module
* Second clockport header



Official Wiki with the support information for the new A1200 8MB Fast Memory Expansion:

http://wiki.amiga.org/index.php?titl...mory_Expansion

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USA: https://amigakit.amiga.store/product...0&currency=USD
Canada: https://amigakit.amiga.store/product...0&currency=CAD
Europe: https://amigakit.amiga.store/product...0&currency=EUR
UK: https://amigakit.amiga.store/product...0&currency=GBP


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Old 11 March 2020, 18:10   #2
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Speed is 2.91 MIPS according to SysInfo.

Here is the screenshot:

http://amigakit.amiga.store/images/a...am_sysinfo.jpg
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Old 11 March 2020, 18:43   #3
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Great news. When will you ship ? This week?
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Old 11 March 2020, 19:35   #4
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Hi Gordon

Yes we are now shipping to customers. All the orders placed so far went out today.

Thanks
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Thanks will order tomorrow so I can get it for the weekend.

Been waiting for this since You showcased at Ireland.
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Gordon, thanks! It was fun demonstrating it in the recent Amiga Ireland and South West Amiga Group shows. We were slightly delayed by the production but it is great to get this out to the community. We hope with a reasonable priced RAM card this will make a lot more stock Amiga 1200's more useful.
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Great news. Always nice when there is new hardware for the original puppies!
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Cheaper than old 2nd hand equivalents going on ebay.. about time. Nice one.
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It looks like great quality product and for the features that price point is to be commended.

A really nice touch is the additional clockport, optional FPU, and the 5.5 MB PCMCIA compatibility mode.

I hope you can maintain a steady stock of these, one of the things I noticed about Amigakit in the past was the basic Individual Computers memory/CPU cards often sold out vanishing sometimes for months or even longer.

P.S: Talking about quality products please consider sometime bringing back the Prisma Megamix!

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Is the 68882 fpu faster than the 56k dsp?

The INT, is that for a level 7 interrupt switch?
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The INT, is that for a level 7 interrupt switch?
That jumper bank seems to be for setting the FPU clock. External xtal, mobo internal clock, FPU off.
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Hi

The Wiki has been updated today with the support information for the new A1200 8MB Fast Memory Expansion:

http://wiki.amiga.org/index.php?titl...mory_Expansion
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I hope you can maintain a steady stock of these
We are aiming to do that- we have noticed when we sell out of an item, it can increase substantially in price from other resellers. So having a steady low cost supply ensures sensible pricing in our community. This can only be a good thing as more Amiga 1200 owners will have a chance of upgrading their systems from stock configuration without being priced out of the market.
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Thanks all for your orders these last fortnight. I hope packages have arrived safe and sound.

We welcome your feedback on the card - hopefully it is making WHDLOAD games a lot more accessible now!
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Very happy with mine. I have only had it on the 8mb settings so cant vouch for other modes but not had any problems with the games I have tried. Was just a bit tricky to install but I’ve seen you have provided docs for it so that will help others
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