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Offline Matt_H

Re: VGA graphic card for AMIGA 2000
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2015, 06:22:13 PM »
Quote from: Oldsmobile_Mike;798163
Building new hardware is the "easy" part, but unless they can make it software-compatible with P96 or CGX, what's the point?

I wonder if that's the logic behind the use of an FPGA? Use it to essentially emulate a CV64 or similar - no software needed. Wouldn't do much new on the capabilities front, but it would clear up the severe supply constraints of RTG hardware.

Offline QuikSanz

Re: VGA graphic card for AMIGA 2000
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2016, 06:06:05 PM »
Quote from: Robbie;798142
this is cool and i'm delighted when I see A2000 hardware developed but wouldn't you be able to bypass the Zorro 2 (& 8mb) bottleneck with some kind of genius FPGA CPU + GFX card in the CPU slot? But I suppose that would be a lot more expensive all round. Overall though, good stuff, as people have said it's not about competing with modern hardware, but it's still fun to push these machines as far as they can go.

My picture of a perfect Zorro 2 solution would be just that! Fast FPGA accelerator w/Graphics built in, SATA and an input for Standard Amiga modes from an indie ECS, also needs to lift the 8MB restriction on the Zorro bus like a good card should. Best of all worlds, still room on the bus for Sound card, USB and eithernet.


Offline billt

Re: VGA graphic card for AMIGA 2000
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2016, 09:45:06 PM »
Quote from: Iggy;798071
But what are they emulating with the fpga?

what makes you think they are emulating anything? could be an entirely new vga chip deign. or they may try to emulate a cirrus or other already supported card and chip to make use of existing drivers.

im not sure what this particular fpga is capable of, but its already limited to zorro2 from the sounds of things. i like the idea of using a commercial foga module. not sure what bigger modules there are for other projects, such as z3.
Bill T
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Offline trekiej

Re: VGA graphic card for AMIGA 2000
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2016, 12:27:05 AM »
I hope this works out.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2016, 09:48:18 PM by trekiej »
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