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Vojin Vidanovic
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15 Sep 2022 15:15


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

As written here before and also written in our newsletter, the next coming to market is the MANTICORE for the A600.
 
  The Manticore will be presented this year on A37 Amiga event.
 
  The Kraken will come afterwards.

Its great V4 will come to A600 and A3000/A4000 (whatever Kraken is - its a monster from Pirates from Carebeean)



Nadyr Nick

Posts 54
25 Sep 2022 00:17


@Gunnar von Boehn

at the moment, estimated date?


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 6194
25 Sep 2022 12:37


Hello Nick,
 
I fully understand your impatience
 
I think you know that the team works very hard to revive the Amiga and the extent the livetime of your old beloved Amigas too.
For this the team has developed 4 Accelerator cards in the last 12 month.
  A) FIREBIRD
  B) ICEDRAKE
  C) SALAMANDER
  D) MANTICORE
 
We are bringing the new SALAMANDER and MANTICORE to A37 Amiga event now.
A37 is the world biggest and most important Amiga event.
 
 
As you will know, the global chip market is very chaotic right now.
Some chips and components have many month to years waiting time to get. As you imagine this problems do also make us some issues and also the Kraken is affected and delayed by this. I wish I could give you precise date and reliable release date for Kraken but I can't do this today.
 
 


Nadyr Nick

Posts 54
27 Sep 2022 16:05


Hi Gunnar,
I understand perfectly, could you at least tell me if the E) card in your list will be the Kraken for A4000 and A3000, or if It will be for CD32 or for others?


Sean Sk

Posts 488
27 Sep 2022 23:49


@Nadyr Nick
Gunnar has already answered your question. It will be ready when it's ready.


Jean-Baptiste Bolcato

Posts 61
18 Feb 2023 14:58


Got sick of waiting, so bought my a3000 a shiny new Bfg9060 with a rev6 68060@100mhz, and a zz9000 graphics/network card.
Not as fast as what I hope a Kraken v4 will unleash, and well pricier; but it is as good as it gets right now for a3000/4000, and is available…
Will keep an eye on the 2023-24 announcements from the Apollo team, as I remain a big vampire fan, but at least my big box ´miga flies again!



Darren Eveland

Posts 96
02 Mar 2023 19:29


Jean-Baptiste Bolcato wrote:

Got sick of waiting, so bought my a3000 a shiny new Bfg9060 with a rev6 68060@100mhz, and a zz9000 graphics/network card.
  Not as fast as what I hope a Kraken v4 will unleash, and well pricier; but it is as good as it gets right now for a3000/4000, and is available…
  Will keep an eye on the 2023-24 announcements from the Apollo team, as I remain a big vampire fan, but at least my big box ´miga flies again!
 

Is the Krakken still planned, do you know? It seems IceDrake/Firebird/Manticore came out relatively quickly, but Krakken is not.  Maybe it has been canceled?


Kara Korsan

Posts 9
07 Mar 2023 20:05


It is ready on 2028
 


Nadyr Nick

Posts 54
24 Jun 2023 20:58


any news? please


Adam A

Posts 130
25 Jun 2023 14:08


Jean-Baptiste Bolcato wrote:

Got sick of waiting, so bought my a3000 a shiny new Bfg9060 with a rev6 68060@100mhz, and a zz9000 graphics/network card.
  Not as fast as what I hope a Kraken v4 will unleash, and well pricier; but it is as good as it gets right now for a3000/4000, and is available…
  Will keep an eye on the 2023-24 announcements from the Apollo team, as I remain a big vampire fan, but at least my big box ´miga flies again!
 

Same here I was waiting for the kraken and ended up getting zz9000+ and BFG 68060 rev6 for my amiga 4000t, I will defiantly buy the kraken if it got released


Nadyr Nick

Posts 54
18 Aug 2023 14:49


any news please?
seriously interested


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 6194
19 Aug 2023 09:44


I expect that new cards will be shown on Amiga A38 event this years


Nadyr Nick

Posts 54
25 Aug 2023 17:08


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

I expect that new cards will be shown on Amiga A38 event this years

hello Gunnar, this a great news, do you think that you will also be able to try these cards on your A3/4000 computers?, as well as see them
Will there be some differences compared to the other boards for the other amiga models, due to the number of usb ports, ram, connectors or other?
THANKS


Nadyr Nick

Posts 54
04 Oct 2023 00:24


hi Gunnar,
will there be new cards at the Amiga38 event? I will probably come on Saturday


Darren Eveland

Posts 96
05 Oct 2023 03:00


Gunnar said so, so let's wait and see.  Only a few more days now! Looking forward to new cards!


DiscreetFX Studios

Posts 139
07 Oct 2023 03:38


Did anyone get a chance to see the new cards at Amiga 38?


Nadyr Nick

Posts 54
09 Oct 2023 23:44


DiscreetFX Studios wrote:

Did anyone get a chance to see the new cards at Amiga 38?

no, there weren't... I was quite disappointed frankly, I was expecting at least to see something of these new cards



Nadyr Nick

Posts 54
09 Oct 2023 23:46


@Gunnar

hi, can you give us some more information and maybe even some images of these new vampire cards for A4000 3000? Thanks, I think it would please not only me


Amiga 4Life

Posts 100
10 Oct 2023 05:59


This could be one of the most important upgrades since VToaster, I would rather they take their time and get
it right... on "keyboard case" Amigas Vamp replaces the chipset, could you imagine if Vamp was able to replace the buster chip.....
 
  the accelerator market is getting competitive, Vamp needs every advantage possible... Vamp strength seems to be bandwidth and chip replacement...


Nadyr Nick

Posts 54
27 Oct 2023 23:26


any news guys? infos or images, anything?
any response is appreciated, being seriously interested in buying, thanks

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