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Vampire 1200: Psssst!!!page  1 2 3 4 5 

Mike Kopack

Posts 257
15 Feb 2019 02:49


Is that a jumper wire I see to fix a bug?


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4169
15 Feb 2019 08:00



Very cool image by "Chad Essley"


Mister Cartoonmonkey

Posts 18
15 Feb 2019 08:53


Ahaha! I just came here to read if there was any new Vampire 1200 news. I'm glad you guys saw my cartoon tribute. If anyone wants a printable copy of this for a tshirt or whatever you like, I posted it to my website in an open directory. Many more details seen in the biggie rez version:

EXTERNAL LINK 
Also if you just go here: EXTERNAL LINK  You will see one other image I did earlier in the week.

I'm so excited to see the progress on this. I hope it's released soon. I've been waiting more than 20 years for something that blows the doors off of my old Blizzard 1260 that I stupidly sold ages ago. I've not got a 1200 with ACA 1233n in front of me waiting.. waiting..


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4169
15 Feb 2019 09:53


Mister Cartoonmonkey wrote:

Ahaha! I just came here to read if there was any new Vampire 1200 news. I'm glad you guys saw my cartoon tribute. If anyone wants a printable copy of this for a tshirt or whatever you like,

This is awesome.
I would LOVE to have such a T-shirt.




Crow Mohikan

Posts 78
15 Feb 2019 10:36


Simo Koivukoski wrote:


 
 
 

I wonder if I can see the v3000/4000 like this?


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4169
15 Feb 2019 12:50


V1200 and V-CD32 are very very near.

V4000 is in the future.


Mario Angelucci

Posts 11
15 Feb 2019 14:37


Hi, can You summarize the differencies between the Vampires for A500/600 (both versions) and the incoming for the A1200 please ? Thanks :)


Martin Conley

Posts 5
15 Feb 2019 15:24


Wow v-CD32 and v1200 I could vamp everything I own already done 600 Iíll have to be ordering them two.


Mister Cartoonmonkey

Posts 18
15 Feb 2019 22:43


Hey! I put up a redbubble link with 2nd different designs if you wish to order a t-shirt:
EXTERNAL LINK 
  Of course the designs are available for free at the external link above if anyone wants to print them themselves for free.
Cheers


Richard Gatineau

Posts 54
16 Feb 2019 09:23


igor majstorovic wrote:

 

Great man! (nice blood pipe hack)

Congratulations. :)

   


Igor Majstorovic
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 276
17 Feb 2019 17:20


Moving forward:



Stefano Briccolani

Posts 332
17 Feb 2019 19:15


Awesome!!
Igor,do you think the v1200 could be pushed safely a bit harder on cpu speed (like x14/x15) than v500/600 (x11/x12)?



Daniel Sevo

Posts 270
17 Feb 2019 19:28


Ooh, 104 MIPS; now you got NovaCoder's attention ;-)

@Igor in older A1200 prototype / testboard you use Cyclone III, will the final version use the same "Cyclone V E" as the A500 V4? (For some reason there's a zillion different variations of each FPGA..)




Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1421
17 Feb 2019 20:32


Mario Angelucci wrote:

  Hi, can You summarize the differencies between the Vampires for A500/600 (both versions) and the incoming for the A1200 please ? Thanks :)
 

 
  The "V666" (V3?) model Majsta mentions at his web page (might not be his end V1200 model) has:
  !!- Adopted V2 core likely to Cyclone 5
  !!- But more FPGA space for future expansions, like V2 on steroids
  !!- A1200 connector obviously and some nice LED Vamp letter!
  !!- Improved DVI with no troubles like V2 had (need for repeater)
  and some PCB and engeenering ehancements in power and stability
 
  For this I am not fully sure:
 
  ???- 512MB RAM like V4 if I understood well, but SDRAM like V2 and not DDR3 like 512MB. Kind of "budget power edit", more expensive then A500 V2 less then future V4 for A1200, I imagine.
  ??- improved flash (dual?) similar to V4 if I get it well
  ??- Improved SD Card transfers and EIDE
  - But no USB and LAN like V2 if I get that well
  !! Gunnar just mentioned  V-CD32 is also "very near" :)
 
  So more like V2+ (like his improved V600 design) but for A1200/CD32?.
  Seems V4 que will be a bit longer, so no hustle in having A1200 model sooner >:) Will it be able to use V4 core, might not be and I am not sure too.


Stefano Briccolani

Posts 332
17 Feb 2019 22:01


If you look at the images of the v1200 on some previously posts over here,  the v1200 clearly will have a Cyclone 3 (but not necessarily the same C3 mounted on v500/v600)


Daniel Sevo

Posts 270
17 Feb 2019 22:47


Stefano Briccolani wrote:

If you look at the images of the v1200 on some previously posts over here,  the v1200 clearly will have a Cyclone 3 (but not necessarily the same C3 mounted on v500/v600)

What I can see clearly is early revisions of V1200 with Cyclone III, I have not yet seen final version AFAIK ;-)



Stefano Briccolani

Posts 332
18 Feb 2019 06:15


I seriously doubt that the images posted by Simo Koivukoski at the end of january represent "early revisions" of the v1200 board.
  It's more probable they represent the final form of the board..
Obviously only Igor can say for sure what the v1200 specifics are


Igor Majstorovic
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 276
18 Feb 2019 13:20


Let me try to explain.
  First V1200 was designed on as we call it V666 who contained Cyclone V and 2 SDRAM chips. Later on I decided to build V1200 based on Cyclone III as starting point. What will be used on final card is still not determined. I have tried to boot card with Cyclone V alone and because I don't understand chip well after about 2 months of work I didn't make it happen. After so much frustration Cyclone III was only solution to at least get some info using device I understand better. Idea was to try to do it alone to not waste team's time who was working hard on standalone board. Eventually I failed also with C3 so team jumped in and within 3 days of crazy debugging we made it happen. We had many problems so far in various areas, from hardware bugs to very complex controllers. Now everything needs to be optimized to get even better results first regarding motherboard access who is very slow now. But, despite everything I am quite surprised how card works and complete system is very very stable.


Julien Marcel

Posts 5
18 Feb 2019 19:38


Pedro Cotter wrote:

    ehehehe!!!
   
    EXTERNAL LINK     
   
   

 


Adam A

Posts 60
19 Feb 2019 03:59


does that include the 4000t?



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