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Offline DJS

Special offer: Mediator + Radeon 9200 + 256MB
« on: June 08, 2010, 03:39:48 AM »
Elbox Computer is pleased to announce the bundle offer for the newest version of the Mediator PCI busboards for A3000 and A4000 computers with a special 5V-only version of the Mobility Radeon 9200 gfx card with 256MB of fast SGRAM memory.

In this offer you receive not only the best Amiga PCI busboard, but also the fastest Amiga gfx card equipped with the analogue SVGA and digital DVI outputs and 256MB of fast SGRAM memory. You can freely decide how much of the SGRAM memory will be used by the P96 gfx system and how much of this memory will be added to the Amiga memory system as Zorro III Fast RAM. For example, you can assign 32MB for P96 and 224MB for Zorro III Fast RAM, as seen in the screenshot.

The prices (VAT included):
Mediator PCI 3/4000T MK-II + Radeon 9200 + 256MB  ---  255.95 EUR
Mediator PCI 4000Di MK-II + Radeon 9200 + 256MB   ---  269.00 EUR
Mediator PCI 3000D MK-II + Radeon 9200 + 256MB    ---  319.95 EUR
Mediator PCI 4000D MK-II + Radeon 9200 + 256MB    ---  319.95 EUR

For the list of currently supported PCI cards in the Mediator PCI busboards see Mediator Driver Guide.
« Last Edit: June 08, 2010, 11:21:23 AM by DJS »
 

Offline Pyromania

Re: Special offer: Mediator + Radeon 9200 + 256MB
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2010, 07:46:33 AM »
Nice, how about with a case?
 

Offline radzik

Re: Special offer: Mediator + Radeon 9200 + 256MB
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2010, 11:56:41 AM »
And what about Mediator 1200?
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Offline DJS

Re: Special offer: Mediator + Radeon 9200 + 256MB
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2010, 12:06:07 PM »
Quote from: Pyromania;563461
Nice, how about with a case?

Mediator PCI 3/4000T MK-II fits in original A3000T and A4000T cases and in towerised Amiga 4000D with Elbox or Micronik Zorro/ISA busboards. Installation is  easy, see Mediator PCI 3/4000T Quick Installation Guide at http://elbox.com/ma/m_4000t_folder/m4000t_qig.html

Mediator PCI 4000Di MK-II fits in the standard A4000 desktop case. Check photos: http://elbox.com/products/prod_img/di.jpg http://elbox.com/products/prod_img/di_100_v4_tv.jpg

As far as Mirage 4000 Pro is concerned contact sales@elbox.com for an offer. We produce these tower systems in small batches for the individual orders.
« Last Edit: June 08, 2010, 12:15:34 PM by DJS »
 

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Re: Special offer: Mediator + Radeon 9200 + 256MB
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2010, 01:21:35 PM »
Quote from: DJS;563428
You can freely decide how much of the SGRAM memory will be used by the P96 gfx system and how much of this memory will be added to the Amiga memory system as Zorro III Fast RAM. For example, you can assign 32MB for P96 and 224MB for Zorro III Fast RAM, as seen in the screenshot.

Could you please run bustest for the added "Fast" RAM and post the full results please?
 

Offline Karlos

Re: Special offer: Mediator + Radeon 9200 + 256MB
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2010, 01:22:41 PM »
Quote from: Piru;563491
Could you please run bustest for the added "Fast" RAM and post the full results please?


VRAM is not known for being fast to read from. Which is fair enough, given that you don't generally do it.
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Re: Special offer: Mediator + Radeon 9200 + 256MB
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2010, 01:28:16 PM »
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VRAM is not known for being fast to read from. Which is fair enough, given that you don't generally do it.

Indeed. But I doubt it's common knowledge, and thus such bustest benchmark is IMHO warranted.
 

Offline Karlos

Re: Special offer: Mediator + Radeon 9200 + 256MB
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2010, 03:53:55 PM »
@Piru

With your insistence on this and the ZorRAM, I hereby nominate you for the position of Shaun 2.0: the bustest troll :lol:

Seriously though, it's a fair point. I'd be interested to see how they perform.
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Offline wawrzon

Re: Special offer: Mediator + Radeon 9200 + 256MB
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2010, 04:07:50 PM »
me being os3/68k troll, i think piru has a valid point in insisting on memory performance benchmarks for these solutions. people should be aware of what it technically is capable of. both for zorram and mediator. that radeon hack proposed by ratte a good while ago is now a subject of a special offer just after zorram appears is a little redicoulous. i will not go for radeon as long there is no warp3d/mesa solution for it.
 

Offline Ratte

Re: Special offer: Mediator + Radeon 9200 + 256MB
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2010, 04:12:59 PM »
Nice to see some of my research is going into a "ready to use" product.
HowTo: Radeon as Fastmem ...
http://www.amiga.org/forums/showthread.php?t=48423

@Piru:
Its not that fast, but its some kind of slowmem for free.
For my own, I am using it as ramdisk for PC-Task or ShapeShifter Hardfiles.
~6-8MB/s is better than 2-3MB/s with my internal A4k-IDE.
You can compare the results with the DKB3128 or FastlaneZ3.
But I promise .. the Zorram is faster (I think comparable to CV64 non3D memory).
And Zorram could get some OS4 support in the future.

Results of CV64 as FastMem and Radeon/Mediator as FastMem
http://www.a1k.org/forum/showpost.php?p=244313&postcount=86

Results of DKB3128 and FastlaneZIII
http://www.a1k.org/forum/showpost.php?p=244333&postcount=88
« Last Edit: June 08, 2010, 04:18:51 PM by Ratte »
 

Offline HammerD

Re: Special offer: Mediator + Radeon 9200 + 256MB
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2010, 10:37:03 PM »
Quote from: Ratte;563525

But I promise .. the Zorram is faster (I think comparable to CV64 non3D memory).
And Zorram could get some OS4 support in the future.


Good luck with that.  I cannot warrant purchasing a ZorRAM card without OS4 classic support.  Which is a shame, really, because I would have purchased 2-3 of them.

The ZorRAM card doesn't need to exist, really, except for OS4.  OS 3.9 is very very fine in 128MB or way less, which is achievable without a ZorRAM card with the most popular accelerator cards.  

That is why it's a bit perplexing to me why the ZorRAM product was released without OS4 classic support.  To me it doesn't make sense at all.

MorphOS PowerUP has been abandoned by MorphOS team so there's no sense discussing ZorRAM support for MorphOS PuP, either, which is also too bad.
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Re: Special offer: Mediator + Radeon 9200 + 256MB
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2010, 10:45:40 PM »
Quote from: HammerD;563577
Good luck with that.  I cannot warrant purchasing a ZorRAM card without OS4 classic support.  Which is a shame, really, because I would have purchased 2-3 of them.

The ZorRAM card doesn't need to exist, really, except for OS4.  OS 3.9 is very very fine in 128MB or way less, which is achievable without a ZorRAM card with the most popular accelerator cards.  

That is why it's a bit perplexing to me why the ZorRAM product was released without OS4 classic support.  To me it doesn't make sense at all.

MorphOS PowerUP has been abandoned by MorphOS team so there's no sense discussing ZorRAM support for MorphOS PuP, either, which is also too bad.


It makes perfect sense to people like me with an A3000/030 that has been boosted with the old Commodore 040 (nicked from my A4000 when I put in a good CPU card) card that doesn't take any RAM.  So, apart from what I can put on the mobo, I'm limited to Zorro RAM unless I buy another CPU card.

As I'm not looking for blistering performance, ZorRAM will do nicely.
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Re: Special offer: Mediator + Radeon 9200 + 256MB
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2010, 11:03:08 PM »
Emailed sales@elbox.com about the shipping on a new multimedia CD and one of those Radion cards for my Mediator 4000D.  Hope it gets through their famous email filter...
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Offline DJS

Re: Special offer: Mediator + Radeon 9200 + 256MB
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2010, 06:18:45 PM »
Quote from: Piru;563491
Could you please run bustest for the added "Fast" RAM and post the full results please?


Here is a screenshot with the bustest results of the 224MB of Radeon memory configured as Zorro III RAM. Test was made with Radeon 9200 in Mediator 3/4000T in Cyberstorm 060/PPC powered system.



As you can see the read speed is 5.9MB/s, write 11.1MB/s. On Apollo 040/060 cards read speed is from 6.4 to 7.3MB/s.

On the 030 cards numbers should be higher.
 

Offline DJS

Re: Special offer: Mediator + Radeon 9200 + 256MB
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2010, 06:33:04 PM »
Quote from: Darrin;563580
As I'm not looking for blistering performance, ZorRAM will do nicely.
The speed of this 224MB of the Radeon memory when configured as Zorro III memory is practically the same as the speed of memory on the ZorRAM card.

So, if 256MB of memory on the ZorrRAM card is worth 185.99 EUR, taking Mediator 3/4000T in this special offer you pay less than 95 EUR for the Mediator busboard with MM CD and the special version of the Radeon 9200 gfx card :)
Isn't it a very nice offer?

255.99 EUR - 162.74 EUR (for 224MB of the Zorro III memory) = 93.25 EUR
« Last Edit: June 09, 2010, 06:36:08 PM by DJS »