|[News] : individual Computers at the Gateway Amiga show 2001||ANN.lu|
|Posted on 26-Mar-2001 09:21 GMT by Christophe Decanini||10 comments|
From Individual Computers website: Just as last year, individual Computers will be present at this year's Gateway Amiga show in St. Louis. In addition to the known products, the prototype of the brand new VarIO Zorro-board will be presented. It replaces the totally sold-out Hypercom Zorro boards with some revolutionary new features. A new software system by Thore Böckelmann that replaces HyperIO and the silversurfer.device, gives new functions also for users who already own a Silversurfer or a Goldsurfer.
In cooperation with Cloanto Software, the vendor of the "Amiga Forever" emulator, we'll show the Catweasel ISA controller that lets you read your Amiga disks with a PC.
Further, there will be a class about Zorro-2 hardwaredesign on friday, march 30th. It is meant for beginners and advanced hardware designers.
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|Comment 1||Solar (BAUD)||25-Mar-2001 22:00 GMT|
|Comment 2||Ralph||25-Mar-2001 22:00 GMT|
|Comment 3||Federico Stein||25-Mar-2001 22:00 GMT|
|Comment 4||Ralph||25-Mar-2001 22:00 GMT|
|Comment 5||m0ns00n||25-Mar-2001 22:00 GMT|
|Comment 6||Christophe Decanini||25-Mar-2001 22:00 GMT|
|Comment 7||Federico Stein||25-Mar-2001 22:00 GMT|
|: individual Computers at the Gateway Amiga show 2001 : Comment 8 of 10||ANN.lu|
|Posted by Solar (BAUD) on 26-Mar-2001 22:00 GMT|
|In reply to Comment 7 (Federico Stein):|
Now back to the Matrox discussion...
If I were at home ATM, I would pick up some issues of c´t Magazin (for the non-German, c´t is probably the finest technology-oriented computer magazine in Germany) and quote some reviews, but this way one has to suffice.
c´t Magazin issue 7/2001, comparing TV enabled gfx cards. Matrox Marvel G450 tested best quality, getting "++" grades in both signal quality ratings, "+" in video and sound quality, and "+/+/o" in ACPI compliance, making it the best card in the test field (with ATI All-In-Wonder / Radeon and Asus 7100 / GeForce2 MX for competition).
Amiga Inc. chose a gfx card company with a proven record for producing not the fastest in 3D speed, but the finest in picture quality and video support. Especially the latter should be of interest.
AmigaDE is about scaleability. PDA´s and servers couldn´t care less for 3D performance. Office systems couldn´t care less for 3D performance. If you aren´t exactly a gamer or a 3D gfx artist, you couldn´t care less for 3D performance.
If you *are* a gfx artist, you´ll probably prefer a GL card instead of a GeForce.
If you *are* a gamer, well, you´ll have to settle for the performance of the *next* generation Matrox chip, who knows how good that will be? Or you´ll have to wait for the GeForce drivers, which will probably take just as long to produce as the games that actually *require* so much 3D performance.
Just to make it very clear, nobody ever said that Matrox chips will be the *only* ones supported by AmigaDE natively. (Note the *natively*, nobody keeps you from running DE hosted under Windows using a GeForce card.) They just stated Matrox chips will be the *first* ones being supported, which, regarding the high quality of the products, is a very good decision IMNSHO.
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