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Raptor News

Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 5728
17 Jun 2021 19:55


Dear loyal customers,

here is an update on the Raptor.
As we announced, the Raptor is intended to be an alternative to entry-level cards for the Amiga 1200, but without sacrificing the power offered by the 68080. It is a card based on the design of the V1200 but which offers the essential: the now famous 68080 and 128MB of RAM.

This card designed by Igor is finalized.
Currently, the team is waiting for Igor to send us a final batch in order to validate by intensive tests all the functionalities that you are entitled to expect. We will keep you informed as soon as we are in possession of the cards, so that you can discover it in more detail.


Pitteloud Stephane
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 67
17 Jun 2021 19:58


cool, I can't wait! Go Igor go, use DPD super fast parcel service!


Sean Sk

Posts 464
18 Jun 2021 03:28


Sounds awesome! Thanks for the news update Gunnar. A huge thank you to Igor as well. It cannot be overstated how hard he works and the excellent support that he provides.


David Wright

Posts 373
18 Jun 2021 03:41


I already have Jen's scan doubler in my 1200 so the Raptor would be about perfect for the speed boost etc.

as of now I have the aca 1232 in it but still seems sluggish.
Hope price comes in around the price point mentioned earlier.


Stefano Briccolani

Posts 586
18 Jun 2021 15:09


Raptor will reaffirm once again Igor's ability to design Amiga cards that people instantly fall in love with!
Go for it! This is the last mile to world domination..one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.. ;P


Daniel Kovacs

Posts 35
18 Jun 2021 20:19


Any word on the price point for the Raptor?  I'm interested.


DiscreetFX Studios

Posts 107
19 Jun 2021 02:46


Congrats on more cool Amiga hardware.


Mirijam Wagner
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 11
20 Jun 2021 06:39


With the Raptor we produce a "Pure Accelerator Card" and our goal was to sell it for 250 Äuro +/-
The sales price of course depends on the production costs. In the moment it seems that we have to take the production from Bosnien to Germany and that might raise the price a bit.
But we assume that we will not exceed the price of 300 Euro.
 
Sorry that we can't be more precise and faster at this point ... as is so often in life, some things take longer than you/ we would like :-).
 
As soon as we have facts and can calculate the price, we will keep you informed!
 
 


Mike Brantley

Posts 36
21 Jun 2021 00:05


Raptor might be in my Amiga 1200's feature. On that little computer I have been rocking a Microbotics 50mhz 68030 board with FPU since circa 1993 or 94. Time for an upgrade? :)

My 1200 also has an Indivision AGA Mark I board that is perfect for me, as well as IDE to CF card adapter and a ethernet adapter on the PCMCIA port.

Raptor, you could be going in and dear old Microbotics coming out after decades.


Bastian ZŁhlke

Posts 16
21 Jun 2021 15:46


Mike Brantley wrote:

Raptor might be in my Amiga 1200's feature. On that little computer ... Time for an upgrade? :)

same here


Marco Bruines

Posts 31
21 Jun 2021 20:43


This is very interesting. AGA has more speed then the OCS, and already have hdmi out and a better resolution/color on the desktop.
Can make it the idial gaming machine. No need to swap inputs.

But not all games run on the vampire (yet) even in turtle mode.
Most times  it seems that the game (or demo) isnt 'properly' written.
Just an idea unhindered by any knowledge of how complicated this is...
Wouldnt it be possible to turn the accelerator off for cases like this?


Sean Sk

Posts 464
22 Jun 2021 10:49


Marco Bruines wrote:

and already have hdmi

 
Are you talking about through something like the Indivision AGA? I ask because I donít think the Raptor will have hdmi out.


Cyberstormer Amiga

Posts 13
23 Jun 2021 19:49


hopefully works with Mediator and other Zorro busboards


Robert Pulfer-Ridings

Posts 59
23 Jun 2021 22:47


sean sk wrote:

Marco Bruines wrote:

  and already have hdmi

 
  Are you talking about through something like the Indivision AGA? I ask because I donít think the Raptor will have hdmi out.

Or you can use RGB to DIGITAL-VIDEO pi zero options that are out there :)


Mateusz S.

Posts 53
25 Jun 2021 20:11


Thats a great news, I am very glad that V family is getting bigger.. but my main concern are the delivery times :(
Its going to be a year I am still waiting for V1200, Will the customer have wait a year for Raptor too?


Marco Bruines

Posts 31
25 Jun 2021 20:32


sean sk wrote:

Marco Bruines wrote:

  and already have hdmi

 
  Are you talking about through something like the Indivision AGA? I ask because I donít think the Raptor will have hdmi out.

Yes, already have the MK3


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 5728
26 Jun 2021 06:55


Mateusz S. wrote:

Thats a great news, I am very glad that V family is getting bigger.. but my main concern are the delivery times :(
Its going to be a year I am still waiting for V1200, Will the customer have wait a year for Raptor too?

   
You are right, the waiting time for the V1200 is a major problem.
The Apollo-Team also sees this and we highly regret that our fans need to wait so long.
Being aware of the problems the Apollo-team of course tried a lot to support Igor as good as possible and help him together with the soldering by a professional company.
Our goal was that all Vampires card should be on stock, and that people should have zero waiting time. Just like you have zero waiting time today when buying a V4-Standalone.
 
   
Unfortunately we get no informations from Igor at the moment about production and waiting time. We are really sorry here, this lies only in Igors control.
   

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