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[News] NEW PCI busboard for A1200!ANN.lu
Posted on 09-Jun-2000 21:06 GMT by Carl Mohlin16 comments
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Elbox Computer will soon release a brand new PCI busboard for the A1200 Tower-model. Look at http://www.amiga-news.de/archiv/000609.shtml "MEDIATOR features:
* PCI busboard for Amiga 1200 in: E-BOX (Winner Tower, Power Tower)
and Infinitiv tower cases
* 4 PCI slots - PCI 2.1 compatible
* Transfer rates between PCI cards up to 132 MB/s
* Transfer rates between A1200 motherboard and PCI cards up to two times faster than between A4000 and ZORRO III cards
* Ready to run with existing Amiga 68k and PPC accelerator cards"
"Elbox Computer will also be offering some cost-effective PCI
add-on modules:
* Graphic cards based on processors:
S3 Virge 8MB
3dfx Voodoo 3 16MB
3dfx Voodoo 5 32MB"
NEW PCI busboard for A1200! : Comment 4 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by Dave on 09-Jun-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Dave):
Doh, just read the bit about Elbox providing tools and drivers -
obviosuly for their own stuff, but what about drivers for the standard
cards.
NEW PCI busboard for A1200! : Comment 5 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by mr p brown on 09-Jun-2000 22:00 GMT
a great idea if there are any cards to buy when this released.
And it isnt to expensive.
NEW PCI busboard for A1200! : Comment 3 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by Dave on 09-Jun-2000 22:00 GMT
I see it says that Elbox will be "offering cost-effective PCI add-on
modules". I hope they'd just be selling standard PCI cards and not
making their own up which would cost too much. After all, whats the
point in the PCI board if we can't use standard/cheap/plentiful PCI
cards? And I hope they've got someone willing to write drivers.
NEW PCI busboard for A1200! : Comment 2 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by Carl Mohlin on 09-Jun-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Darrin):
Yeeah, but most, if not all, pci-modems sucks.
I want gfx/sound/ide or scsi/network in my four slots =)
NEW PCI busboard for A1200! : Comment 1 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by Darrin on 09-Jun-2000 22:00 GMT
I have a dream; My A1200 with a 4 slot PCI card running a standard PC PCI graphics card, PCI modem, PCI USB adapter board and using an AMIJOE PPC accelerator. Vapourware is a hell of a lot more exciting than reality :)
NEW PCI busboard for A1200! : Comment 6 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by DanDude on 10-Jun-2000 22:00 GMT
ok, what about the Zorro-slotted Amigas? Are they going to come out an
interface to plug between a cpu card and the cpu slot? I'm dying to know.
NEW PCI busboard for A1200! : Comment 8 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by TC on 11-Jun-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (DanDude):
Oh yeah, and on a side note. I could do with one of those busboards on my machine.
I think I'll go have some gravy now.
NEW PCI busboard for A1200! : Comment 7 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by TC on 11-Jun-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (DanDude):
Like you need one. Go suck some gravy!!
NEW PCI busboard for A1200! : Comment 10 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by Mike on 13-Jun-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Zacier):
Elbox are my new heroes!
Finally, an Amiga hardware maker that knows what it's all about!!!
NEW PCI busboard for A1200! : Comment 9 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by Zacier on 13-Jun-2000 22:00 GMT
Ok , I`ve called elbox today (I live in Poland , and Elbox is a polish company - for those of you who didin`t know tkat ;)) . They sai , that info about the price will be given next week . The guy who I spoke to (from the sales department) said that they WON`T be producing their own PCI cards , only selling existing pc hardware WITH their drivers . But these drivers will be available for free . Currently there are cgx driver for S3 cards , and warp3d drivers for voodo3 and voodo5 are being developed . Elbox will release all materials needed for developing drivers for other cards , they will also be developing their own drivers (and selling the hardware) . They will initially develop drivers for some gfx cards , sound cards , modems , and LAN cards , and then sell this hardware with their drivers . But as I said before these drivers WILL be freely available , so that everyone could buy these cards by themselves (for example second-hand , for 1/3 price) . So Elbox Rulez !
NEW PCI busboard for A1200! : Comment 11 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by Zeem on 14-Jun-2000 22:00 GMT
Anyone got any idea what that ZIV version is all about?
I'm just after getting a ZIV and Cv643d... 22mb/s compared
to 3mb/s... Hmmmm... :)
NEW PCI busboard for A1200! : Comment 13 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by Carl Mohlin on 15-Jun-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (Darrin):
Same for me, I think. Or maybe I'll put my A4000D in a PTower.
NEW PCI busboard for A1200! : Comment 12 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by Darrin on 15-Jun-2000 22:00 GMT
I hope this latest news about the drivers is right. If this product reaches the light of day then it's an instant puchase for me along with a Power Tower to house the thing.
NEW PCI busboard for A1200! : Comment 14 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by Michal Bartczak on 16-Jun-2000 22:00 GMT
Did someone noticed that transfer between PCI cards will be a lot faster than between amiga/pci ? I wonder if there could be made a cpu card fitting into PCI slot and working from there, with amiga acting as a keyboard interface :)).
NEW PCI busboard for A1200! : Comment 15 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by david on 18-Jun-2000 22:00 GMT
will it work thats the question??
powerpc - timing problems overheating
if it does great!
why has it taken so long to do?
NEW PCI busboard for A1200! : Comment 16 of 16ANN.lu
Posted by Nogfx on 21-Jun-2000 22:00 GMT
A1200 + Accelerator Card + Tower + ... + PCIxxxxxx$ ...
>> What about a NEW ATX AMIGA WITH A Pci bus (AND MANY MORE such as something better
that a 020 on-board !!, 16 bit sound, FAST E-IDE,...) ??
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