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Gold 2.8 X12 Soon?page  1 2 

Adam Whittaker

Posts 168
19 Mar 2018 10:17


Hi there just wondering if the x12 version will be released soon as this is the only reason i havnt upgraded to 2.8 yet


Stefano Briccolani

Posts 219
19 Mar 2018 12:13


I'm waiting for the x12 core too..


Martin Soerensen

Posts 221
19 Mar 2018 12:55


Upgrading from 2.7 x11 to 2.8 x12 is a good one, despite the lower clock. I'm also hoping for an x12 core soon, but will not go back to 2.7, so for now I'll just live with the smaller numbers in Sysinfo. :-)


Maria Engström

Posts 4
19 Mar 2018 17:39


Sorry for stupid Q but what does the X10, X11, X12 stand for? I have Vampire V500 V2+.


Roy Gillotti

Posts 217
19 Mar 2018 17:47


Maria Engström wrote:

Sorry for stupid Q but what does the X10, X11, X12 stand for? I have Vampire V500 V2+.

clock multiplier.  example 7.16MHz(NTSC) 7.06MHz (PAL) x Number


Mo Retro

Posts 202
19 Mar 2018 17:47


Maria Engström wrote:

Sorry for stupid Q but what does the X10, X11, X12 stand for? I have Vampire V500 V2+.

These are multipliers for the base 7Mhz Amiga frequency.
So x10 is 70Mhz speed.


Mo Retro

Posts 202
19 Mar 2018 17:50


Roy Gillotti wrote:

Maria Engström wrote:

  Sorry for stupid Q but what does the X10, X11, X12 stand for? I have Vampire V500 V2+.
 

 
  clock multiplier.  example 7.16MHz(NTSC) 7.06MHz (PAL) x Number

:)



Stefano Briccolani

Posts 219
20 Mar 2018 19:03


No 2.8 x12 core??


Eric Gus

Posts 281
21 Mar 2018 03:26


Stefano Briccolani wrote:

No 2.8 x12 core??

Not as an EXE no.. but there is a JIC one that you need to get a USB BLASTER to install..


Stefano Briccolani

Posts 219
21 Mar 2018 06:02


Eric Gus: where?? I don't see any 2.8 x12 JIC core.


Manfred Bergmann

Posts 73
21 Mar 2018 06:45


Stefano Briccolani wrote:

Eric Gus: where?? I don't see any 2.8 x12 JIC core.

Why are not all generated as an exe? Can't this be automated?
I guess the majority do not have a JTAG flashing tool.

Manfred


MartinTomas Steffen

Posts 40
21 Mar 2018 07:06


The x12 Core dont works with all vampire cards. So if you have one of this cards you need a JTAG flashing tool to get your vampire back to x10 or x 11.


Sean Sk

Posts 179
21 Mar 2018 07:23


MartinTomas Steffen wrote:

  The x12 Core dont works with all vampire cards. So if you have one of this cards you need a JTAG flashing tool to get your vampire back to x10 or x 11.
 

 
 
  Exactly! So by only providing a x12 core as a JIC file only, the Apollo team are ensuring that only those with a JTAG flashing tool can update to it. Therefore, if it doesn't work on their Vampire, and bricks it, they can always use the tool as an emergency measure to go back to a slower core that works. Smart thinking! :)


Manfred Bergmann

Posts 73
21 Mar 2018 08:23


sean sk wrote:

MartinTomas Steffen wrote:

    The x12 Core dont works with all vampire cards. So if you have one of this cards you need a JTAG flashing tool to get your vampire back to x10 or x 11.
   

   
   
    Exactly! So by only providing a x12 core as a JIC file only, the Apollo team are ensuring that only those with a JTAG flashing tool can update to it. Therefore, if it doesn't work on their Vampire, and bricks it, they can always use the tool as an emergency measure to go back to a slower core that works. Smart thinking! :)

I'm wondering why the cards are so different that a x12 core works on this but not on that card.
Or is this security measure mainly for the A600 V2 where some cards are wrongly equipped?


Alessio Blacks

Posts 9
21 Mar 2018 09:53


but there is a 2.8 x 12 JIC core?


MartinTomas Steffen

Posts 40
21 Mar 2018 10:22


Alessio Blacks wrote:

but there is a 2.8 x 12 JIC core?

Not now. Hope x12 is comming. But i think the Team  is working on Core 2.9.


Martin Soerensen

Posts 221
21 Mar 2018 10:38


Manfred Bergmann wrote:
I'm wondering why the cards are so different that a x12 core works on this but not on that card.

The higher you go, the fewer boards will work. With x11, most/all boards should be stable, with x12 it is maybe 90%, x13 25%, x14 5%, etc.. There will always be production tolerances, not just in the FPGA but also in the memory chips which will affect the timings that determine how fast you are able to go before something goes bad.


Chris Holzapfel

Posts 41
21 Mar 2018 11:20


I don't see any exe files for updating Vampire2 even for those who just want to update from an earlier version staying at the same speed level. I hope it will be possible in the future again. I have an jtag programmer, but actually do not want to open my case to take out the cart, connect it to my pc and all the way back, anymore. Of course, everbody should have a USB Blaster for worst case scenario, if something goes wrong during update.


Leigh Russ

Posts 123
21 Mar 2018 11:37


Chris Holzapfel wrote:

  I don't see any exe files for updating Vampire2 even for those who just want to update from an earlier version staying at the same speed level.
 

 
  EXE versions are all available and can be found here...
 
  EXTERNAL LINK 

  Also, you do not need to remove the card to program it, only open the case, connect the blaster and do the update


Chris Holzapfel

Posts 41
21 Mar 2018 12:28


Ah, thank you. I did not look over there, just followed the Link posted by Gunnar earlier *g*

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