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Posted on 17-Oct-2004 12:25 GMT by Not ArticiaP69 comments
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On this link you will see three pictures of the MicroA1 "Industrial" motherboard: http://lain.ziaspace.com/~ryu/a1. On the pictures you can see that it still uses the ArticiaS northbridge, as well as the VIA 686B southbridge, but a standalone Sil0680 IDE controller is there as well.
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Pictures of the MicroA1 "Industrial" motherboard : Comment 53 of 69ANN.lu
Posted by priest on 19-Oct-2004 11:11 GMT
In reply to Comment 50 (Anonymous):
"To BUS-0 six bus masters are connected:
2. one PCI slot (for ONE PCI card only),"

If one uses PCI ricer card with 3 slots, only one PCI card could be used?

"6. one PCI-104 slot."

Do those stacked PCI-104 share the slot not needing more bus mastering capability?

But could PCI-104 and PCI share #6? Bus master could then exist only on one or the other?

"The 7th bus master included on the uA1-I board (RTL8110 NIC controller)
had to be connected to BUS-1 together with the ATI Radeon 7000 chip."

For industrial use that could be a superb solution. 1Gb ethernet would then not load the other PCI bus and block the PCI & UDMA capability.


"But why they did it? No need for AGP in Amiga?"

No need in industrial use?
(except that I'm not convinced that the Gb ethernet is on the other bus)

"> Perhaps Radeon7000 does not gain anything from AGP2x ?
Maybe you should send your comment to ATI? ;-)"

Is there benchmarks of Radeon 7000 with AGP0x/2x/4x speeds?

(Some other card was tested and it had 2FPS difference between 2x and 4x, perhaps the difference of 0x and 2x is 4FPS ???)

If the GFX performance drops noticeably when comparing to uA1c, and if there is no special use for the Gb ethernet, one might reconsider... (still, the onboard firewire saves one PCI slot...)
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