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[News] BoXer at least 2-3 months awayANN.lu
Posted on 04-Feb-2000 09:05 GMT by Christian Kemp10 comments
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Mick Tinker writes on his BoXer page: There is a new prototype currently in production, it will be back for development to continue in just over 2 weeks. There haven't been many major changes to the specification since it was last update. Even when the board is back there the laborious task of powering it up in stages, developing additional logic to support features and making sure everything works as intended. I am expecting 2-3 months of development time from when the board is back in my hands before it is at the stage where it can be release for production.
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Posted by Ben Yoris on 03-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
I'm sorry but being so late and having to redesign something I would have remove the 68k and work on a PPC only solution with emulation from H&P.
It would have reduced the cost of the board and simplify the design.
The first PowerMac did'nt have 68k AFAIK. And it was compatible.
Anyway, I'm not a technician and maybe there're things I ignore.
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Posted by Anonymous on 03-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
And there´s people who still believe in all this bullsh!t... :/
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Posted by Frank on 03-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
By the time the Boxer actually comes out it'll be so old they'll have to donate to the Smithsonian...
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Posted by Ulf Bertilsson on 03-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
I'll be happy to get an Boxer based Amiga and get rid of my A4000.
Maybe it's "to late", but I don't care. I want something better for my Amiga, and this is the only alternative.
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Posted by Nian on 03-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
I admit that they have put allow of work into the Boxer but
COmment1 was absolutely correct, the 68k should have been removed,
and have the A3000/4000 cpu slot added.
As for the memory, I would hope it has PC100.
Now how about having a pass through for the GFXCards out the internal
gfx port? Scan Doubler anyone? How about USB?
Anyway it needs a few changes to be worth getting.
Its a shame they have decided to stick with 68k...
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Posted by bp500 on 03-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
Another 2-3 months of testing ?!?!
Maybe this will be going forever!
I don't think there will be a
classic Amiga market when the BoXeR
will be released, after all.
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Posted by Tony Gore on 03-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
Yeah, it's a shame they don't do PPC only, and use 68k emulation on a fast G3 or G4. And an AGP graphics card slot would be nice too! :)
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Posted by Brad on 03-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
I know Mike had good intentions for the Amiga community. I am truly sorry that Mike has put the immense effort he has into the BoXeR project only to have an NG Amiga right around the corner. For some this will be their dream machine. For many, just another chapter in Amiga history. With the appropriate funding, Mike may have had the BoXeR ready 6-12 Months ago, this would have been the ideal time to release the product. Now I can't say that many will even bother.
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Posted by Mark Olsen on 03-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
I'd really wish that you guys did read the article before posting craps.
> There is a dual USB interface,
> this is currently designed to evaluate the implementation and
> I am making no commitment to ship in the final build,
> however I would like to think that I am not wasting design time on something
> that's not going to stick around!
> 2 x 64-bit DIMM sockets for combined use as FAST/CHIP.
aka sdram..
And there is a schematic showing how the 64bit rambus supplies data to the 68k/ppc.
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Posted by Andrew Gregory on 03-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
Well, at least Mr. Tinker broke the silence with an official announcment.
I wouldn't count on the Amiga NG yet....it still has a ways to go,
but from what I have read (cannot completely trust the other authors)
it sounds pretty cooool.....
I wouldn;t mind having a Boxer.....it sounds like a great tool
for kiosk markets at least....not to mention Classic Amiga uses.
I still like my programs, and I wouldn't mind something that I could
upgrade to a G3 or G4, maybe G5, G6.......
I wish Mr. Tinker the best in developing this, but I hope this
matter is dealt with before the ANG is now...before ANG turns
to ANGST.....
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