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AuthorTopic: ACK PowerVixxen LT Accelerator Board For A1200  (Read 3318 times)

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Offline Hattig

Re: ACK PowerVixxen LT Accelerator Board For A1200
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2005, 09:22:37 PM »
A 460MHz 603e based processor should be able to emulate a 68040 pretty damn well, probably one at around 100MHz speeds even, maybe 200MHz depending on the quality of emulation. How is the state of AmigaOS 4's JIT emulator anyway? Petunia, that's the name.

As for the integrated Paula sound, I expect that it is an audio input header on the card that you connect to the A1200 motherboard's audio headers, or outputs.

If you want to do hardcore video editing, you'd be buying a Mac or PC anyway.

You'd attach the A1200 if you wanted to run software that required AGA. Personally, I'd keep the two things separate, new computer for new stuff, old computer for memorable stuff.
 

Offline xeron

Re: ACK PowerVixxen LT Accelerator Board For A1200
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2005, 12:34:19 PM »
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How is the state of AmigaOS 4's JIT emulator anyway? Petunia, that's the name.


It kicks ass ;-)

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As for the integrated Paula sound, I expect that it is an audio input header on the card that you connect to the A1200 motherboard's audio headers, or outputs.


You don't even need to do that. These pins are present on the A1200 expansion slot:

146: AUDIO GND   Audio Ground
147: AUDIO L     Left Audio
148: AUDIO R     Right Audio

Presumably the PowerVixxen mixes these lines with its own audio and routes it to its own output plug.
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Offline xeron

Re: ACK PowerVixxen LT Accelerator Board For A1200
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2005, 12:36:26 PM »
@XDelusion

With the PowerVixxen in an A1200, the only 68k processor in the system is a 14Mhz 68EC020. The BlizzardPPC cards are less than half the speed of the PowerVixxen card, and can emulate 68k code many, many times faster than a 14Mhz 68EC020. The PowerVixxen will be several times faster again. There simply is no speed advantage to attaching an A1200 for executing 68k code.
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