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Offline Elwood

Sam460ex available with AmigaOS 4.1
« on: January 27, 2011, 10:50:48 PM »
Bassano del Grappa, Italy - 27 Jan, 2011

ACube Systems Srl is pleased to announce the immediate release of Hyperion's AmigaOS 4.1 Update 2 for Sam460ex. Boards and installation CDs are now shipping to resellers.

The board is running at 1.15 Ghz and allows all Amigans to use modern graphic cards thanks to its PCI express slot.
Other features include: 7 USB ports and Gigabit ethernet.

The board is available at a suggested price of 749,00 EUR (including AmigaOS 4.1).
Price excludes local taxes and shipping costs.
Sam460ex AmigaOS 4.1 version:

The version of AmigaOS 4 that will be shipped with the Sam460ex is still to be considered beta. It is made from AmigaOS 4.1 Update 2 on which specific components for Sam460ex were added.
You will still have a valid AmigaOS 4 licence that allows you to download the next AmigaOS update when it will be available from Hyperion Entertainment.
Notes about the AmigaOS 4.1 CD currently shipping with Sam460ex

Currently RadeonHD driver supports the following chipsets with full 2D hardware acceleration and DDC:

    * R500 (with compositing support) - Radeon X1550, X1650, X1950 and others
    * R600 - Radeon HD 2400 - HD 3450 - HD 3650 and others
    * R700 - Radeon HD 4350 - HD 4650

The audio driver will be released on OS4depot as soon as it is ready.

The driver for the onboard SATA port is still experimental. It is not loaded by the kicklayout file but you still can use it (at your own risk). It is located in Devs: and you can use it through Mounter.

The final version will be released with an OS update. In the meantime we suggest to use a Silicon Image 3512 PCI card or an USB-SATA combo PCI card with a Silicon Image chip.

Please read the manual for more information on the board.

It was a very long road and we wish to thank everyone for your patience and support.

Original post: http://www.acube-systems.biz/index.php?page=news
Philippe "Elwood" Ferrucci
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Offline Elwood

Sam460ex available with AmigaOS 4.1
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2011, 10:52:26 PM »
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Re: Sam460ex available with AmigaOS 4.1
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2011, 10:56:20 PM »
Quote from: Elwood;609953
  • The version of AmigaOS 4 that will be shipped with the Sam460ex is still to be considered beta.
  • The audio driver will be released on OS4depot as soon as it is ready.
  • The driver for the onboard SATA port is still experimental. It is not loaded by the kicklayout file but you still can use it (at your own risk).
Uh oh. I thought the delay was there in order to make things working properly from the start?

I guess we were wrong.

Also are those 7 USB ports running at USB 1.1 speed? I wasn't expecting everything to work perfectly from the start but this sounds awfully like Sam440 all over again to me. Doing beta testing on the end users...

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The final version will be released with an OS update
When can the users expect to see this update? Some kind of schedule would be reassuring considering the delays seen so far.
Will this final version include 3D support for the supported RadeonHD cards? (Important information for anyone building a system)

Quote
Price excludes local taxes
Okay so with tax the price with be around 900 €, excluding all other required components. That is quite expensive for a product with partial OS support.
« Last Edit: January 27, 2011, 11:24:20 PM by Piru »
 

Offline Hans_

Re: Sam460ex available with AmigaOS 4.1
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2011, 10:57:56 PM »
Good to see that it's finally released. I wonder how long it will take to appear in Amigakit's catalog.

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Offline killer

Re: Sam460ex available with AmigaOS 4.1
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2011, 11:01:13 PM »
Great News!

@Piru

i guess all operatying system are forever in a beta stage with problems and bug fixes even if they are released as final stable version :)
 

Offline dammy

Re: Sam460ex available with AmigaOS 4.1
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2011, 11:01:20 PM »
Quote from: Piru;609955
Uh oh. I thought the delay was there in order to make things working properly from the start?

I guess we were wrong.


I'm happy for ACube, I wish them success with the SAM460.
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Offline mbrantley

Re: Sam460ex available with AmigaOS 4.1
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2011, 11:02:22 PM »
Thanks, Philippe, for the update! I am most likely a future owner of this board, but I will be waiting for the audio driver and some further clarification of the SATA situation before purchasing. To serve as the desired drop-in replacement for my Sam440ep-flex board, I need the onboard audio working well for playback *AND* recording and the PCI slot free for my CatWeasel card. That means some kind of SATA solution that will work in the little 1X PCIe slot. I'm hoping that will be possible.
 

Offline Hans_

Re: Sam460ex available with AmigaOS 4.1
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2011, 11:03:42 PM »
Quote from: Piru;609955
Uh oh. I thought the delay was there in order to make things working properly from the start?

I guess we were wrong.


Beta or not, the delay has definitely made what is on offer better.

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Re: Sam460ex available with AmigaOS 4.1
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2011, 11:23:02 PM »
Quote from: Elwood;609953
  • The version of AmigaOS 4 that will be shipped with the Sam460ex is still to be considered beta.
  • The audio driver will be released on OS4depot as soon as it is ready.
  • The driver for the onboard SATA port is still experimental. It is not loaded by the kicklayout file but you still can use it (at your own risk).
Uh oh. I thought the delay was there in order to make things working properly from the start? I guess we were wrong.

Also are those 7 USB ports running at USB 1.1 speed? I wasn't expecting everything to work perfectly from the start but this sounds awfully like Sam440 all over again to me. Doing beta testing on the end users...

Quote
The final version will be released with an OS update
When can the users expect to see this update? Some kind of schedule would be reassuring considering the delays seen so far. Will this final version include 3D support for the supported RadeonHD cards? (Important information for anyone building a system)

Quote
Price excludes local taxes
Okay so with tax the price with be around 900 €, excluding all other required components. That is quite expensive for a product with partial OS support.
 

Offline zylesea

Re: Sam460ex available with AmigaOS 4.1
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2011, 11:23:26 PM »
That's good news. Eager to see benchmark results. Kind of like Acube (disagree on their particular design choices and price policy though),hope Acube recover their investment quickly and make a smarter cpu choice and simpler board next time.

Still no high speed usb is - well - not surprising. Isn't it beta since ages? Seems to need massive testing...

Offline Akiko

Re: Sam460ex available with AmigaOS 4.1
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2011, 11:35:36 PM »
Quote from: dammy;609959
I'm happy for ACube, I wish them success with the SAM460.


+1
 

Offline Hans_

Re: Sam460ex available with AmigaOS 4.1
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2011, 11:44:56 PM »
I'll just copy and paste my reply from the same thread that you copied and pasted your comment:
Quote from: Piru;609955
Uh oh. I thought the delay was there in order to make things working properly from the start?

I guess we were wrong.

Beta or not, the delay has definitely made what is on offer better.

Hans
http://hdrlab.org.nz/ - Amiga OS 4 projects, programming articles and more. Home of the RadeonHD driver for Amiga OS 4.x project.
 

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Offline wawrzon

Re: Sam460ex available with AmigaOS 4.1
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2011, 11:49:10 PM »
lol. seems theyve read some forums posts and woke up to take some action. whatever it was.
 

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