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Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 3431
01 Mar 2018 18:09


GOLD 2.7 Release
   
Files to be used with USB-Blaster
 
For V500
CLICK HERE   
 
For V600
CLICK HERE   
 
AMIGA Flash-EXE files to allow updating without Blaster will be released in some days.
   
 
Main features:
    * Fast Hardware FPU  (to play some games or Demos)
    * AMMX2 (to highly accelerate Video, Jpeg, Workbench, many games)
    * High performance Memory controller (Making your Vamp even faster now)
    * Workbench Hardware Sprite
    * Countless improvements
 
Matching AMMX2 accelerated RTG driver
EXTERNAL LINK 

Please mind that you needed to register your Card for GOLD 2.7.
If you forgot this the display will be "gray"

You can register your card here:
EXTERNAL LINK 
A new update (e.g. Gold 2.7.1) supporting the latest registered cards will come out in ~2 weeks.


Matthew Langtry

Posts 134
01 Mar 2018 18:29


is this a different build to pre release gold 2.7?


Thomas Blatt

Posts 101
01 Mar 2018 18:31


Well done


Daniel Lakey

Posts 35
01 Mar 2018 18:48


Will there be a non-blaster version, or should I go shopping?


Merrill Newell

Posts 16
01 Mar 2018 18:52


"AMIGA Flash-EXE files to allow updating without Blaster will be released in some days."  lol


Marlon Beijer

Posts 112
01 Mar 2018 18:54


Daniel Lakey wrote:
Will there be a non-blaster version, or should I go shopping?

*cough*
Gunnar von Boehn wrote:
AMIGA Flash-EXE files to allow updating without Blaster will be released in some days.




Philippe Flype

Posts 190
01 Mar 2018 19:24


@Matthew

"is this a different build to pre release gold 2.7?"

Yes different, it cancel and replace previous RC.


Daniel Lakey

Posts 35
01 Mar 2018 19:43


Marlon Beijer wrote:

Daniel Lakey wrote:
Will there be a non-blaster version, or should I go shopping?

  *cough*
 
Gunnar von Boehn wrote:
AMIGA Flash-EXE files to allow updating without Blaster will be released in some days.

 

Whoops, sorry, will RTFM next time!



Sean Sk

Posts 125
01 Mar 2018 23:49


Wanted to say a huge thank you to the entire Apollo team that worked hard on this!
   
    Over the course of the last 6 months or so I had been salivating over all those videos demonstrating what Gold 2.7 would be able to do, all the while making the wait even more and more excruciating. Well, patiently waiting has certainly paid off and wanted to thank everyone for their hard work. Actually, when you look back on it all, it hasn't really been all that long a wait. Really really looking forward to trying this out!

EDIT: Well I have updated my A600 to Gold 2.7 and it's absolutely awesome!! Some minor compatibility issues I was having with Gold 2.0/2.5 have been fixed and have tried the FPU version of AmigaAmp and it works great! Haven't had much of a chance to do a lot with it yet but I'm absolutely thrilled with what I've seen so far. THANKS!!

Just wanted to ask: There was no issue with updating my V600 2 to Gold 2.7 and didn't seem to have any issues with the FPGA. Is it still worth soldering 220uF capacitors to C3 and C6 or is it a waste of time? My V600 was from the last batch sent out by Kipper2K half way through last year.


Manuel Jesus

Posts 121
02 Mar 2018 05:50


Sean I have Kipper build vamps they both run the core fine and stable. I should note I purchased "Black" Vampires, the extra option kipper was offering where the FPGA was a bit stronger than normal. X12 cores don't always run on my particular cards. Capping wont hurt.




Sean Sk

Posts 125
02 Mar 2018 06:34


Thanks Manuel for your reply.

I did buy some caps a couple of days ago in readiness for upgrading in the event things didnít go well. Fortunately things did work out well.

Probably the question I should have asked is: If I decide NOT to add the caps will things continue to go well or is their risk of problems later on? Could damage occur to the FPGA or is that not even possible and a totally ridiculous question to ask? :)

Like you say Manuel, it wouldnít hurt to add them, but I have a philosophy, if it aint broke donít touch it. :D

Iím not terribly knowledgeable on FPGAís and hopefully this discussion will be informative for others as well.


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 3431
02 Mar 2018 09:48


UPDATE
 
The normal releases are x11 speed = 78 MHz
 
 
For people with fixed Caps and fast FPGA here are optional x12 (85 MHz) cores.
 
For V500:
CLICK HERE   
 
 
 
 
For V600
CLICK HERE 

Please be so kind and give us feedback here, if you use the x12 core and its running fine for you.


Stefano Briccolani

Posts 199
02 Mar 2018 10:31


That's AWESOME!!!
  Thank you Gunnar!!I'll report on X12 core on my vampire600 as soon as I come home from work..


Sebastian Blanco

Posts 96
02 Mar 2018 13:45


cool :D, going to install tonight !


Jarkko Lehti

Posts 14
02 Mar 2018 14:19


x12 running here, seems to be stable at least with these rtg+fpu demos that was pre-installed on ApolloOS 4.3P.

edit:V500 V2+


Jarkko Lehti

Posts 14
02 Mar 2018 15:37


Ok, SDnet doesn't seem to be working with x12 clock


Stefano Briccolani

Posts 199
02 Mar 2018 16:57


My kipper2k's v600v2 (no powerfix) runs the x12 2.7 core flawlessy..no problems at all..system seems stable and fast!!


Manfred Bergmann

Posts 70
02 Mar 2018 20:39


So, just flashed the new Core with the exe tool for the 500 V2+.
After that I've installed the new SAGA drivers.

Now a few questions:

- I still see the "Gold 2" splash screen, is this correct? On my other Vampire, that has the 2.5 Core I see a splash screen with "Gold 2.5" written.

- the vampiregfx resolutions have 47Hz pre-configured, which resulted in a black screen after reboot. I had to increase those to 49/50Hz. This is just a note.

- My mouse pointer is gone now when using the vampiregfx monitor. How can I get it back?

Manfred


Roy Gillotti

Posts 194
02 Mar 2018 20:41


Manfred Bergmann wrote:

  - I still see the "Gold 2" splash screen, is this correct? On my other Vampire, that has the 2.5 Core I see a splash screen with "Gold 2.5" written.

No it should have a new 2.7 logo, your programming didn't take.


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 3431
02 Mar 2018 20:43


Manfred Bergmann wrote:

  - I still see the "Gold 2" splash screen, is this correct? On my other Vampire, that has the 2.5 Core I see a splash screen with "Gold 2.5" written.

Did you power off the machine after the flashing and power on again?


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