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Description: Amiga 500 + ppc =  ?   :-?   :crazy:






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Posted by: Jacknife at December 21, 2005, 01:10:46 AM

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Crumb
Posts:1786
January 02, 2008, 02:01:31 PM
@motorollin

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What's the point? A1200s and A4000s already have AGA and the possibility to upgrade with PPC accelerators.


When that board was shown adding ZorroII slots to an A2000 was very expensive as it required keyboard adapters, zorroII busboards that weren't 100% compatible and other stuff. In contrast with this board you could have added AGA to an A2000 and get a system much better than any A1200.

On A500 it may be less interesting, but if the option of disabling the AGA board was available you could run any software released for amiga without degraders :-) In addition to that people also spent lots of bucks on A500 IDE boards when A1200 existed, even if an A1200 would have made more sense.
Gwion
Posts:466
December 31, 2007, 02:59:01 PM
It looks like a board with AGA to make it like a A1200 and then it has the A1200's expansion slot and its just a A1200's PPC card connected on2 the adaptor :-D
AMC258
Posts:877
December 31, 2007, 09:41:26 AM
B-b-b-bbut it still wouldn't have a video slot!
Retro_71
Posts:732
December 30, 2007, 11:49:18 PM
:bow:  :bow:  All hale to Geekyness  :bow:  :lol:
Hodgkinson
Posts:1080
November 17, 2007, 12:24:40 PM
WOW :crazy:
jmbattle
Posts:324
February 21, 2007, 10:22:20 AM
I'm a little curious as to how DCE were able to source AGA chips for inclusion on this board - was the technology reverse engineered?

I have to agree though, despite being utterly pointless, it would be a wonderfully geeky A500.

Cheers,
James
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countzero
Posts:1938
January 30, 2007, 11:30:56 PM
Well, this is really beyond pointless ...
stick an a1200 board with ppc on top an a500 with duck tape and you have the same effect :)
Homer
Posts:1166
December 26, 2006, 05:27:47 PM
Yes, but you won't see many of these on Ebay  :-)
Methuselas
Posts:2205
May 18, 2006, 11:58:47 PM
@ Red

PSssh. I'd *LOVE* to have a PPC A500. ^_~
redrumloa
Posts:10126
April 19, 2006, 07:12:36 PM
@motorollin

What's the point of someone climbing a mountain? What's the point of using an Amiga at all in 2006?

Because it's there, because geeky things are cool hobbies, because you can. :-)
motorollin
Posts:8669
February 08, 2006, 03:05:17 PM
What's the point? A1200s and A4000s already have AGA and the possibility to upgrade with PPC accelerators.

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moto
adonay
Posts:1144
December 22, 2005, 05:45:02 PM
i bet that mod would have agressive $$$ tag on ebay

Adonay :-D
Blade
Posts:24
December 22, 2005, 01:03:32 AM
Well, first thats DCE Booth, not Phase 5 (Notice Mini-Megi Chip, SX32 and so on) For the Turbo, well I remember DCE Indeed prototyped their "AGA-Go Kit" for A500/2000.(and no, no mockup, IIRC it did indeed work) However, they dropped that because in the end this AGA Kit would have been more expensive than a plain A1200. While it may make a nice retro-geek-addon nowadays, people back in 98 wheren`t using their Machines all for Retro.
PaSha
Posts:537
December 21, 2005, 05:18:12 PM
Well, It's a BlizzPPC connected to a mock-up PCB with the AGA chips on it...
shIva
Posts:751
December 21, 2005, 10:23:36 AM
iirc this was in cologne - phase5 wanted to show what´s possible  :-o


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