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Vampire 1200 V2 Vs V4 SA

Örjan Olofsson

Posts 9
15 Oct 2020 15:37


Having a non-recapped Amiga 1200 I find both the Vampire 1200
and the stand alone interresting.

I understand making the SA complete comes before upgrading
the others.

My main question is if the 1200 variant will have everything
the SA has later on when it also gets Gold 3, or if some features
will always be missing?

I'm mostly interrested in having full Super-AGA with better sound etc.

:)


Nick Fellows
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 42
15 Oct 2020 15:44


Good questions - to which i would also like answers. :)

Im on the V2 / 1200 waiting list and about to send my mobo off to be recapped. Id love to know if there are any other mods it needs before i receive it!



Kamelito Loveless

Posts 124
16 Oct 2020 12:36


Question already answered by Gunnar, the FPGA of the Vampire accelerators are too small to fit all V4SA features.


Örjan Olofsson

Posts 9
16 Oct 2020 13:11


Kamelito Loveless wrote:

  Question already answered by Gunnar, the FPGA of the Vampire accelerators are too small to fit all V4SA features.
 

 
  Ok, so is it possible to fit the Cyclone 5 FPGA on the 1200 card in the future?


Ian Parsons

Posts 218
17 Oct 2020 00:55


The V500 (and V600?) use an EP3C40 (with 39,600 logic elements) but the V1200 uses an EP3C55 (with 55,856 logic elements). So there is more space on the V1200 FPGA than the others but not as much as on the V4SA and I don't now if the V1200 uses extra space for it's features. Making the core 3 work fully the with rest of the Amiga (external memory, mouse, floppy, PCMCIA etc) would also probably use space not required by the standalone but then there is stuff in the standalone core not needed on the accelerators (USB, ethernet).

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