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Andy Hearn

Posts 70
25 Apr 2018 16:12


thanks for the info. it kinda ties up with what i understood already - just wanted to be sure if i was correct the information available.

i did think CC0: was a lie from the ide controller. maybe it should be called Cake:?

a "hybrid" fpu is what i understand the G3 core to be potentially  having. mix of hard and soft instructions.
plus:-
AGA, RTG, configurable chip ram, "pamela" audio over HDMI, one 68080 core and a partridge in a pear treeeeeeee...

as someone said a while back, a float op is just an int op with a wobbly decimal point :D



Stefano Briccolani

Posts 171
25 Apr 2018 17:30


I think that a question to the team can be: what we can expect from new cores? We all know that Aga implementation is next big thing to happen but due to space restriction of v2 there will be:
Complete removal of hw fpu? Fpu precision reduction or some kind of magic squeezing of code?


Eric Gus

Posts 221
25 Apr 2018 19:28


They have been really quiet on this subject.. either they are preparing to "surprise and delight us" ala Steve Jobs "one more thing" .. or they are still working very hard to try to get everything squeezed in and of course complete and proper testing and as much vetting as they can..  I hope they can pull off a miracle and get everything delivered (even if its a reduced precision FPU).. that said, I'd be happy with alternative cores where I can decide what feature set I want, as long as I got a few options eg with/without FPU, with/without RTG, with/without AGA.. etc.. (i.e. combinations of 2 of the previous, eg with RTG and AGA but without FPU, with FPU WITH AGA but without RTG, etc..)


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 222
25 Apr 2018 20:09


Theoretically, FPGA offers flexibility, as cores 2-2.9 proved great feature progress and changes of just certain aspects while keeping previous feats.
 
  While v2 users will get fixes and little tweaks, with GOLD3 its about much as it could be in that sized FPGA. And that is natural, physical limitation. Best we could play is with couple of combinations of FPGA eating feats. like mentioned.
 
  However, it seems Apollo Core will show much more maturity in v4 generation, coupled with faster RAM for fast controller, more cache for CPU, larger space for full featured "Apollo" FPU and of course all things seen so far, and SAGA/AGA/RTG/OCS/ECS coming from Vampire, making standalone live. Plus dual kickstart space, USB, LAN out of box!

Could be a competative multimedia machine in 1999. Too bad we had to wait until 2018/2019 ... But better now then never!


Adam Whittaker

Posts 94
26 Apr 2018 08:40


as i said im not interested in V4 as i dont have that kind of money spare - i just the best out of my 600 and vampire 2


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 222
26 Apr 2018 14:23


Adam Whittaker wrote:

  as i said im not interested in V4 as i dont have that kind of money spare - i just the best out of my 600 and vampire 2
 

 
  Quite a lot is offered with v2 generation, I dont really see why people would be dissapointed. Simple check what was it with silver and is now with gold cores shows tramendous progress.


Adam Whittaker

Posts 94
26 Apr 2018 15:29


no you are quite right it is amazing - the only way this becomes more amazing is with aga so all my display is out of one cable!!! thats my goal my dream vamp set up!!!


Eric Gus

Posts 221
27 Apr 2018 05:26


Adam Whittaker wrote:

no you are quite right it is amazing - the only way this becomes more amazing is with aga so all my display is out of one cable!!! thats my goal my dream vamp set up!!!

And more chip ram, plus PAL display modes on my NTSC only A500 .. NOW THATS AMAZING! oh and the video over hdmi is a nice "plus" .. hahaha :-D


Andy Hearn

Posts 70
29 Apr 2018 23:28


OK, i'll bite, so what's the deal with G2.9.1?


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 222
30 Apr 2018 16:17


Andy Hearn wrote:

  OK, i'll bite, so what's the deal with G2.9.1?
 

 
  Added newly registered Vamp numbers resulting in removal
  of b/w HMDI out on those. No new real feats.
 
  Generally Vamp feats now mandatory registration and check is included in core. New batch wasnt included in original 2.9 release.

So - REGISTER FIRST, DOWNLOAD CORES LATER :-) Otherwise, one might be surprised with b/w world!


Andy Hearn

Posts 70
30 Apr 2018 16:36


ahaaaa i see. thanks for clarifying :)


Steven Lyon

Posts 26
03 May 2018 11:44


Why do you do this. Surely it's not like the cores can be used for anything other than Vampire cards so why cripple them for people who haven't registered? Not criticising, just interested to know why?


Olaf Schoenweiss

Posts 423
03 May 2018 12:02


As I understand it someone took Vampire design illegal and started to produce and sell on its own. They try to avoid this by the registration


Steven Lyon

Posts 26
03 May 2018 12:12


Damn, that sucks but at least now it makes complete sense. Thanks.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 222
03 May 2018 14:30


Steven Lyon wrote:

Damn, that sucks but at least now it makes complete sense. Thanks.

Vampires are now availiable via Amiga dealers, and unless its Majsta or other proven seller, ebay and other sources are not advised as places to buy from.


Renaud Schweingruber

Posts 163
06 May 2018 17:49


GOLD2.9 JICs have been updated today with latest whitelist
 
EXTERNAL LINK


Cyrille Guillet

Posts 21
06 May 2018 20:20


Flashed with X11.jic file and it works now.
Thx


Renaud Schweingruber

Posts 163
10 May 2018 20:33


Updated JIC and EXE files again

EXTERNAL LINK


T D

Posts 6
10 May 2018 22:44


Am I in already? Registered today, that would be very quick!

Update: apparently yes, I have color over HDMI with core 2.9. Thanks so much for the extremely quick core update!


Roger Simons

Posts 11
14 May 2018 13:18


What is the difference between X10/11/12?

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