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Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1432
19 Jul 2019 22:53


Well, I cant find V4 SA, but V2 cards are there:
 
  449.90 is V2 VAMPIRE 1200 EXTERNAL LINK  379.99 is V2 Vampire 500 2+ EXTERNAL LINK  Same for Vampire 600 V2.1 EXTERNAL LINK 
Edit! Yes!  499.90 PRE-ORDER - JUST TO GAUGE INTEREST, NO ACTUAL PURCHASE!
EXTERNAL LINK 
VAMPIRE V4 STANDALONE

The Vampire V4 Standalone is not yet available, there's neither a confirmed delivery date nor a fixed price. (The price tag is an estimate and subject to change.) You can, however, already place an order here, this helps us to gauge the interest in this card. And in case the demand will exceed the supply (which is to be expected), the time when this reservation was made will determine the position in the shipping queue.

Features:
Apollo 68080 CPU
Performance is application dependent: up to ~ 1000 MHz 68030 / 500 MHz 68040 / 250 MHz 68060 speed
512 MB DDR3 memory
Dual Flash chips
FastKick
Super-AGA GFX Core: Truecolor DIGITAL VIDEO OUT
FastIDE/CompactFlash controller 13 MB/s
SDcard for data exchange
USB
RJ45 100BaseTX Ethernet
Expansion ports (e.g. Wifi Module)

Please note: If you place an order now, all you will get is an order confirmation, the actual card is not available at this time. Please don't make a payment until you are asked to do so (which won't happen before the card is really close to being released).




Mike Kopack

Posts 258
19 Jul 2019 23:15


Would I lie to you guys? ;)

Now we just have to wait... Guess I better start designing my Amiga V4 Laptop. :)


Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 471
20 Jul 2019 03:24


AmiQuake2 (AGA):

EXTERNAL LINK


Maria EngstrŲm

Posts 11
20 Jul 2019 03:33


Cool! I made preorder/indicated interest too. :)


Adam A

Posts 64
20 Jul 2019 17:38


Great I made an order for both Vampire 1200
and the stand alone version

We have two Amigians in the family so one is never enough!


Mike Kopack

Posts 258
21 Jul 2019 20:34


Ok quick question for the v4 SA testers/developers - whatís the max resolution supported by board? Iím planning to try to make the V4 into a laptop/portable and need to know what resolution lcd panel I should look for...

Thanks!


Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 471
21 Jul 2019 20:57


For the PAL mode your monitor need to support 576p screenmode with audio, otherwise it should be a similar with the V2. Ideal screenmode for the RTG WB would be a 960x540x16@50MHz. You can make higher modes with the Picasso96mode program, but more pixels + bitdepths reserves more bandwidth from the memory.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1432
21 Jul 2019 21:36


Could SAGA do 1280×400 @ 72Hz or 800×600 @ 72Hz (hope 16-bit) at least for productivity - used to be called DoublePAL I believe. Hope modern LCD monitors do count as "multisync" by old standards :)

Question of preserving eyes, I believe 50-60Hz is bad on long run and I have quite few eye issues.


Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 471
21 Jul 2019 22:01


PAL, NTSC and RTG are supported. You can also set Picasso96 to 31kHz mode for the audio.


Mike Kopack

Posts 258
21 Jul 2019 22:40


Ok so something like a 1920x720 or an 800x600 panel would probably be good then?  Obviously Iíll be coming off the hdmi port so would need something that takes that as an input.


Saladriel Amrael

Posts 115
22 Jul 2019 17:26


Simo Koivukoski wrote:

AmiQuake2 (AGA):
 
 
 
  EXTERNAL LINK 

That's smoother than I remember, is it 080 optimized or just a lower resolution than other (older) videos?




Roy Gillotti

Posts 352
22 Jul 2019 17:32


Saladriel Amrael wrote:

 
Simo Koivukoski wrote:

  AmiQuake2 (AGA):
   
   
   
    EXTERNAL LINK   

 
 
  That's smoother than I remember, is it 080 optimized or just a lower resolution than other (older) videos?
 
 
 

  V4 and not V2, also AGA version vs RTG perhaps?
 


ExiE CZEX

Posts 42
22 Jul 2019 20:17


Roy Gillotti wrote:

  V4 and not V2, also AGA version vs RTG perhaps?

V4 should be faster but I don't believe it is RTG. The screenshot looks like 256 colors only so there is still color reduction slowdown...



Simo Koivukoski
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 471
23 Jul 2019 06:09


Saladriel Amrael wrote:

Simo Koivukoski wrote:

  AmiQuake2 (AGA):
 

 
 
  That's smoother than I remember, is it 080 optimized or just a lower resolution than other (older) videos?
 
 

All videos on this thread are from Vampire 4 Standalone. We don't have 080 optimized Quake2 yet, but big thanks for Bebbo's effort for GCC, who knows what future brings. I have made two Q2 videos, both are ran default reso (320x200) on AGA.

TBH I don't remember which Q2 exe this was. Most important thing was make sure that AGA works on this point of Standalone bring-up. Core was x11. EXTERNAL LINK 

This latest one is AmiQuake2 exe from NovaCoder and core runs on x16 ratio: EXTERNAL LINK 
 
 


Saladriel Amrael

Posts 115
23 Jul 2019 12:26


Thanx for clarifying Simo,
so it's the clock speed difference that makes the last one smoother.
Cool




Roy Gillotti

Posts 352
23 Jul 2019 21:27


Kamelito Loveless wrote:

  I doní know if the standalone will sell well  if the price in the end is 499Ä. I personally wonít buy it at that price except if the userbase is above 10k
 

  Was the price announced? or are you just speculating on the price?


Mike Kopack

Posts 258
24 Jul 2019 00:37


That's the price that Vesalia is showing on their 'preorder, gauging interest' page for the V4SA. As it says on the page, this is an estimated price and is subject to change.

EXTERNAL LINK 
Nice thing is that if you're in the USA, they remove the VAT so the price is lower than it shows...


Mike Kopack

Posts 258
24 Jul 2019 14:42


Yup!

Personally the minute I have a V4SA and know itís working ok I plan on selling off all my vintage HW. Getting fed up with dealing with flaky 2 A1200 that doesnít really work, Blizzard 1230, an old OCS A500 (at least itís fairly usable with the vampire in it), and all the various accessories. They take up way too much space in my condo.

Iíve dumped well over $1k into that stuff and havenít been all that excited with it once I got it due to the issues Iíve had (particularly with the A1200s).

Itís like people who want the old vintage Supercars vs the new ones. Old ones might be ďworthĒ the same as the cost of the new ones. Personally Iíd much rather have the new one with higher performance and better capabilities and reliability and ability to source parts vs the old ones that are ďnostalgicĒ but are horrible to drive and can be outperformed by a modern Honda Civic...they are museum pieces, not drivers anymore. Starting to feel similarly about the original Amigas - nice to have to look at and experience from time to time but far from daily use machines anymore and becoming far too expensive to maintain. Much rather have the V4SA as a new modern hardware Amiga....


Adam Whittaker

Posts 261
24 Jul 2019 19:28


and just to let you guys now i saved for months to get my v2 and its worth every pennie - i dont dispute that it was just an opinion!!


Mike Kopack

Posts 258
29 Jul 2019 17:35


Any updates the team can share??? You all have been REALLY quiet since the June status was posted. Prior to that we seemed to see youtube videos from team members almost weekly...

/anxious!!!

Did you ever get back the new boards with the updated mounting holes and power connector? Everything check out with them?

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