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    Vampire 2 Review - The Fastest Amiga Ever?!



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    Re: Vampire 2 Review - The Fastest Amiga Ever?!

    that... frankly.. rocks entirely off the scale

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    Re: Vampire 2 Review - The Fastest Amiga Ever?!

    Looks like they have sold 500+ of them, pretty impressive for such a retro bit of kit. I will seriously consider getting one for my A1200 if them manage to bring one out.

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    Re: Vampire 2 Review - The Fastest Amiga Ever?!

    Impressive engineering. Really clever and they're releasing CPU updates for the FPGA as downloads. That's very cool - downloadable CPUs by the magic of the FPGA.

    I loved my A1200 but ... this is 150 Euros for equivalent of a ~100MHz 68060, 128MB (and graphics hardware and SD card too). A Raspberry Pi 3 is £30 for a quad 1.2GHz 64-bit ARM, 1GB RAM.

    It's extremely clever and I wish them lots of success, but I think it's time to let the Amiga go to meditate with the guru.

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    Re: Vampire 2 Review - The Fastest Amiga Ever?!

    Haha, the amiga refuses to die off !

    Since you mentioned the pi, lets compare how far we've come

    Amiga 500 - 7 Mhz - 1MB - 1989 - £400
    Raspberry Pi - 1000Mhz 512MB - 2015 - £5

    ..and the pi can emulate the amiga pretty well.
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    Re: Vampire 2 Review - The Fastest Amiga Ever?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Parker View Post
    It's extremely clever and I wish them lots of success, but I think it's time to let the Amiga go to meditate with the guru.
    I couldn't agree more. I hung onto using Amigas as my main computer until 2000 and do not regret it one bit.
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    Re: Vampire 2 Review - The Fastest Amiga Ever?!

    I think some of you are not looking at the fun aspects of it - its like modding an old car when technically newer ones are better in almost every way. Its a bit of fun pushing something old to do things it might have never been intended to do!!


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    Re: Vampire 2 Review - The Fastest Amiga Ever?!

    People don't tend to slap powerful engines in old cards for a reason: The rest of the vehicle cannot handle it and it's not cost effective.

    This is the same....and certainly not what I'd dust my 'miga out for........although it's a neat idea and I hope they make a few quid from them.

    Much cheaper to just turn the sliders up in WinUAE though.
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    Re: Vampire 2 Review - The Fastest Amiga Ever?!

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    People don't tend to slap powerful engines in old cards for a reason: The rest of the vehicle cannot handle it and it's not cost effective.

    This is the same....and certainly not what I'd dust my 'miga out for........although it's a neat idea and I hope they make a few quid from them.

    Much cheaper to just turn the sliders up in WinUAE though.
    Yes they do - you have not seen what they get up to in the States and it does cost a lot of money.


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