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Offline AmiDelf

SharkPPC news
« on: September 17, 2002, 05:36:25 AM »
At ELBOX webshop you can order your
SharkPPC G3/G4 PowerPC PCI card for any Amiga with the Mediator PCI busboard. Gives new life to your Amiga 1200, 3000 and 4000.

Amitopia can also inform that the price will start from EUR 299.95, which is about 1857,- NOK and $290.xx U.S.

ELBOX webshop/SharkPPC:
http://buy.elbox.com/cgibin/shop?info=350S1G&sid=65550fb4

Amitopia website:
http://www.amitopia.tk

I love and respect people which care! And not those with
a heart made of stone.
 

Offline MarkTime

Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2002, 05:47:30 AM »
Please someone from elbox explain.  Does it require OS/4 or since it does not replace the 68K processor, can it be used with WarpUP in OS 3.9.

Maybe this has been answered before, but I didn't pay attention since questions about products that don't exist rarely interest me....but Elbox has a history of producing products and so now I'm curious.....
 

Offline ikir

Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2002, 06:06:21 AM »
Finally!!!! My dreams comes true..... :-D  :-D  :-D  :-D  :-D  :-D  :-D
 

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Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2002, 06:20:48 AM »
@MarkTime
WarpOS is NOT an option, because the contextswitches would
be far worse than with a CS_PPC !

OS4 is NOT an option since Elbox don't have a licence for it,
and until now failed to deliever a proto to Hyperion.
Also with Hyperion well occupied with the A1 for atleast
another 6 monhts (sorry but lets face reality) there is noone
to port it. Forget the "highly-compatible-BS" as Hyperion have
allready declared that it won't work that way, and that they
would not give out material to a 3rd party for a port.

MorphOS is NOT an option as Elbox doesn't give out any specs
to them.

Linux ? That would mean that Elbox would support an "open"
standard/product and that the low-level specs of their HW would
be publicly available ....

So IF this is real, it seems a extra heat-source is all you
would get for the time being  :-P
1. Make an announcment.
2. Wait a while.
3. Check if it can actually be done.
4. Wait for someone else to do it.
5. Start working on it while giving out hillarious progress-reports.
6. Deny that you have ever announced it
7. Blame someone else
 

Offline System

Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2002, 06:21:12 AM »
Strange how they quote a starting price, but do not quote any of the other prices.  :-?

And they dont say what processor you get with the package, just what processors are compatible...

Nonetheless, looks interesting. If OS4 takes off I might get one of these for my 1200 so that it can keep up with my A1  :-D

Assuming its all compatible that is...
 

Offline ikir

Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2002, 06:31:40 AM »
@Kronos!!

Oh No! Already!!! We don't know anything about Elbox and hyperion. I think that Os will support for sure SharkPPCG4, and incredible number of amigans has a mediator. We only must wait few months....

PS: I think  that also Pegasos will run OS4... the market are so small and Hyperion can't be silly....
 

Offline Korodny

Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2002, 06:42:30 AM »
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OS4 is NOT an option since Elbox don't have a licence for it


Let's face reality: You've got no clue what you're talking about. You're just guessing.

Quote

Also with Hyperion well occupied with the A1 for atleast another 6 monhts (sorry but lets face reality)


Let's face reality: You've got no clue what you're talking about, you're just guessing.

I don't say Elbox will deliver that product, I just think you're annoying. And it gets worse with every posting.
 

Offline anarchic_teapot

Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2002, 06:47:23 AM »
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Strange how they quote a starting price, but do not quote any of the other prices.  

And they dont say what processor you get with the package, just what processors are compatible..

It's all rather vague. Two of processors mentioned are IBM G3s (750CXe, presumably at 600 MHz, or 750FX ranging from 600MHz to 1GHz ) and the other is a G4 (MPC7450, ranging from 600 to 800 MHz).

That being said, it would be nice to know what's going to be on the first few cards, and how fast they'll run. After all, it'll be Q4 2002 in only 14 days...
AT
 

Offline bhoggett

Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2002, 07:43:48 AM »
@ikir

Sorry, but Kronos is right.  The argument between Elbox and Hyperion has been going on for some time, and in public. Elbox say they do not need to supply any hardware or specifications to Hyperion because OS4 will "just run" automatically on the SharkPPC, while Hyperion say quite definitely that it will not and that they need to develop drivers etc. Anybody simply assuming that the SharkPPC will be supported by OS4 has to be crazy at the moment. The only way this will work out is if Elbox back down and hand over the hardware for development.

As for the Pegasos, if it will be supported, it won't be for some time. Eyetech have been working too closely with Hyperion and Amiga Inc to not expect to get at least a head start on any rivals.
Bill Hoggett
 

Offline ikir

Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2002, 07:54:09 AM »
May be. i think Elbox and Hyperion will find an agreement. Elbox needs OS4, OS4 needs Mediator market.
 

Offline ikir

Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2002, 08:09:49 AM »
there are two different version. Click on SharkPPC accelerator on the left. the other have 2 EIDE, USB, AGP, and sound blaster on board.

I like the second but i d'ont need a s sound-cand on -board. I have already an Sound Blaster 128....
 

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Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2002, 08:22:03 AM »
@ikir

Will the Shark be released ? Probraly.
If it is released, will Elbox come to sense and ask for a licence ?
They will try everything to wiggle out of that, but in the end the
will just do what they did with W3D or now Poseidon.

Will Elbox be able to do that within this year like they claim ?

Be ny guest !
1. Make an announcment.
2. Wait a while.
3. Check if it can actually be done.
4. Wait for someone else to do it.
5. Start working on it while giving out hillarious progress-reports.
6. Deny that you have ever announced it
7. Blame someone else
 

Offline ikir

Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2002, 08:53:39 AM »
.......Will Elbox be able to do that within this year like they claim ?.....

I don't know but i know for sure that i haven't the money to buy an Amiga1, neither a Pegasos!
 

Offline Elektro

Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2002, 08:56:44 AM »
Why is ram so slow?
#amiga.org @ irc.synirc.net
 

Offline ikir

Re: SharkPPC news
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2002, 08:59:09 AM »
RAM? :-?