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Old 23 June 2014, 13:32   #1
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Apollo Team has new Cyclone 5 FPGA accellerator cards

For A500/ A1000/ A2000 / CDTV.

Card specs are:

* very fast 68K CPU
* 128 MB DDR3 Fast-memory
* SD-card usable/bootable as IDE-device
* Network interface
* RTG Graphics Card (chunky/Hicolor/truecolor) with HDMI out

"The boards are in production/shipment.
We expect to receive them this week."

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Old 23 June 2014, 13:38   #2
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FPGA was invented for the retro hardware scene...interesting times ahead
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Old 23 June 2014, 13:43   #3
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Awesome Pics please as soon as the boards arrive

And don't forget of the A1200 and A3000/4000 users after that
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Old 23 June 2014, 14:00   #4
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Cool but waaaah i want an a1200 one
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Old 23 June 2014, 14:10   #5
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Yeah, what a shame that this is for old Amigas. Why is that anyway?
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Old 23 June 2014, 17:45   #6
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* very fast 68K CPU
How fast is very fast?


+1 for an A1200 card next please!
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Old 23 June 2014, 17:51   #7
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" what a shame that this is for old Amigas "
It is not very nice for the owners of A500/1000/2000 and CDTV.
Anyway, It's an interesting hardware upgrade. This will free up space in my 2000.
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Old 23 June 2014, 18:14   #8
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Price?

PZ.
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Old 23 June 2014, 18:29   #9
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How fast is very fast?
Every tool and every benchmark result is slightly different.
But simplified : in our tests, faster than any existing 68k also faster than 68060.

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+1 for an A1200 card next please!
Cards for all AMIGAs are planned.
You have to start with one card, we start with A500/A2000/A1000/CDTV, the toher will follow.
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Old 23 June 2014, 18:30   #10
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Price?

PZ.
We hope be able to get it on the market for around 150 total.
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Old 23 June 2014, 18:45   #11
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Every tool and every benchmark result is slightly different.
But simplified : in our tests, faster than any existing 68k also faster than 68060.


Cards for all AMIGAs are planned.
You have to start with one card, we start with A500/A2000/A1000/CDTV, the toher will follow.
backward compatibility for OCS and ECS games and configurability options ?
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Old 23 June 2014, 18:50   #12
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I shall watch this with interest, good work guys! 060 beater with 128mb under €150 for my A4000D, yes please
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Old 23 June 2014, 19:13   #13
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What are the recognized microprocessors (020, 030, 040, 060)? I have a Blizzard 060.
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Old 23 June 2014, 19:33   #14
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I will patiently wait for videos of card in action. As I understood from previous cases, HW is just a minor part of fun. Until then, fingers crossed
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Old 23 June 2014, 19:43   #15
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The most exciting part is the integrated RTG, AGA is a big bottle neck.
Which card will the RTG part emulate?
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Old 23 June 2014, 19:50   #16
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The most exciting part is the integrated RTG, AGA is a big bottle neck.
Which card will the RTG part emulate?
they will write Picasso96 driver
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Old 23 June 2014, 21:21   #17
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I just hope that this board doesnt suffer the post-Natami syndrome.
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Old 23 June 2014, 21:26   #18
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Good news indeed !
I'm looking forward an A1200 model to replace my Blizzard 1230.
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Old 23 June 2014, 23:57   #19
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For A500/ A1000/ A2000 / CDTV.

Card specs are:

* very fast 68K CPU
* 128 MB DDR3 Fast-memory
* SD-card usable/bootable as IDE-device
* Network interface
* RTG Graphics Card (chunky/Hicolor/truecolor) with HDMI out

"The boards are in production/shipment.
We expect to receive them this week."

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Faster than an 060 - we need this card for 1200s immediately...!!!
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Old 24 June 2014, 00:44   #20
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if you make one for A1200 i will literally* throw money at you

*not literally
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