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Old 10 March 2008, 23:25   #1
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Amiga Clone Natami - Planned For Summer 2008

This project is probably the most promising Amiga clone currently. I'm in hope that they release this baby, looks like a nice Minimig killer.

http://www.natami.de/index.htm

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The production of developer boards is planned for Summer 2008.

  • Developer board:
  • NATAMI with below specification
  • Including 16 MB high performance Chipmem
  • 68060 CPU (up to 90 MHz for CPU and BUS speed)
  • 256 MB Fastmem


NATAMI Specification:

The Natami is no expansion card but a complete computer, compatible with Commodore AMIGA.

  • GFX: SuperAGA chipset on board
    Compatible to AGA but enhancing it.

  • Supported Resolutions:
    320x256 - 1280x1024

  • Supported Pixelformats:
    Planar 1-8 Planes, HAM 6/8, 8bit Chunky, 16bit Hicolor, 32bit Truecolor

  • Video and VGA out:
    TV resolutions on TV-connector
    Automatic "scandoubling" of low resolutions on VGA-connector

  • AUDIO: SuperPaula
    From: 8bit Samples x 6 Volume
    To: 16bit Samples x 8 Volume

  • SVideo-in and Audio-in:
    SuperAGA has both SVideo-in and SVideo-out with genlock support integrated
    Audio in is provided for your convience as well.

  • COPPER: including original AGA copper

  • BLITTER:
    Fully compatible with AGA-AMIGA
    Speed of SuperBlitter is many times faster than AMIGA AGA blitter

  • 2D Enhancements:
    In Chunky/Hicolor/ or Truecolor pixel mode the Super Blitter can "cookie cut" copy bobs.
    Like the AMIGA Sprites, a "cooki cut" copy needs no blitting mask.
    This enabled the blitter to use less memory and to at double speed compared to planar blits.

  • 3D Accelerator:
    Texturemapping Blitter enhancement.
    Provides Mipmapping, Subpixel 4 way interpolation, Light sources, Antialiasing

  • Amiga Compatible IDE controller

  • Amiga Compatible Floppy Disk controller

  • PCI slots to allow later upgrading

  • CPU on board
    68060 CPU on board for instant compatibility with AMIGA software

  • CPU expansion slot
    Allows upgraded to another CPU (Coldfire/PowerPC/Cell/x86)
    SLOT layout will be fully documented to allow 3rd party upgrade Designs.

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Old 11 March 2008, 00:17   #2
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nice

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Old 11 March 2008, 00:18   #3
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Old 11 March 2008, 00:34   #4
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It would be a dream come true!

now how do i get myself on the list for one of them developer boards
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It would be a dream come true!

now how do i get myself on the list for one of them developer boards
try say pleazzzzzzzzzzze



funny they don't have any address you can write to, wonder if this project everwill be released, or if they got sued first
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Old 11 March 2008, 01:13   #7
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I am giving 10:1 odds that "it doesnt happen in 2008". Any bets?

It is a shame, it's too ambitious too soon. One guy working part time will never finish in five years let alone 1.

If it were more of a community project. But even then I dunno if that would be enough. There have been NO updates to MiniMig in 8 months. It appears no-one with any ability really cares.

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Old 11 March 2008, 07:07   #8
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really great project i wish you the best.
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Old 11 March 2008, 11:00   #9
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Oh Pls...........Let it be True.

And not cost the Earth!!!!!!
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Old 11 March 2008, 11:33   #10
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I think I've wet myself thinking about it....
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Old 11 March 2008, 11:45   #11
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Please tell me there will be more than 4 sound channels?
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Old 11 March 2008, 12:59   #12
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If its released I will buy it at once
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Old 11 March 2008, 13:19   #13
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Well, better than PPC-only projects and quite better than expensive mini A500 clones... I hope its price will not be too high :|
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Old 11 March 2008, 13:35   #14
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Would be great - I wish the developer all the best (hand in pocket, fingers twitching over wallet).

Hmmm, I wonder if someone with the talent to do an updated AGA might try for a 68080 in FPGA..?

Back to reality: I'm sure alexh is correct.
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wonder what the dedicated market is.
060 aint exactly a good performer nowadays, and I doubt a selfmade rasterizer will yield competive performance either. Dont see the point in developing new stuff on it.

Personally Id rather buy a new A1200 with modern interfaces (DVI/VGA-Upscaler, Sata, Lan, USB, a normal power connector,...).
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Personally Id rather buy a new A1200 with modern interfaces (DVI/VGA-Upscaler, Sata, Lan, USB, a normal power connector,...).
Agreed. Although stuff an 030 and 128mb of RAM in it for safe measure.
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...a new A1200 with modern interfaces (DVI/VGA-Upscaler, Sata, Lan, USB, a normal power connector,...
I'd buy that for a dollar!

Seriously, Natami seems very ambitious for a first go at an A1200 replacement. Why all the extra SuperAGA stuff? It's cool, but surely a better way to get something (anything) finished and "out there" is to get the basics working, then add to them. Worked for MiniMig (apart from the "add" bit). Maybe its marketing as a SuperAGA board would be more competitive. I dunno.

There also seems to be a lot crammed in to what I'm assuming is an FPGA. alexh, does it seem feasible to fit all those features into one chip?

But best of luck to the Natami guys, I look forward to seeing working boards and then falling down crying when I see the price
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Obviously it's a joke.
Not Email,not names of people,nothing to contact the author..
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Its not, user have posted to other forums aswell... But if it will get a proper release.. Hehe we have to wait (as usual) ..
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Obviously it's a joke.
Not Email,not names of people,nothing to contact the author..
No, the prototype was exposed sometime ago at MeKa,
http://amigaweb.net/index.php?function=view_news&id=926

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