COMPUTER is proud to announce the breath-taking new product:
most powerful PowerPC accelerator for Amiga 1200, 3000 and 4000.
The new accelerator - SharkPPC G3/G4 board
- is a pure PowerPC-based
processor card to be fitted in MEDIATOR PCI A1200 and
A3/4000 busboards. SharkPPC G3/G4 cards give Amiga
Classic computers the top performance of the latest PowerPC
technology and the power of the long-awaited next generation
New PowerPC750 processors installed in SharkPPC G3/G4
cards offer the following performance: 17.4SPECint95@400MHz,
11.7SPECfp95@400MHz, 928DMIPS@400MHz, 22.4SPECint95@550MHz,
The SharkPPC G3/G4 design combines speed of PowerPC
G3/G4 processors with extremely fast on-board memory interface
controlling two SDRAM modules, up to 512MB each. The peak
memory transfer rate reaches 582MB/s. The accelerator card
takes control over the PCI busboard with a 66MHz PCI 2.1 compliant
interface fitted with a two-channel DMA controller.
Communication between the existing Amiga turbo accelerator
and the SharkPPC G3/G4 card is executed with the shared SDRAM
memory and the interrupt controller in the MEDIATOR PCI
hardware. The new accelerator offers excellent bandwidth to
any PCI card: 264 MB/s (132 MB/s in the system with 33 MHz
PCI cards). This powerful performance in PCI graphic cards
enables development of new superb games/graphic applications
in the native PPC code.
All the currently available Amiga software may be executed
in the 68k processor with full use of all the PCI cards installed
in the computer. It is possible because both accelerator cards
installed in the computer access all the PCI cards independently.
On top of that, in new applications to be developed both accelerators
may enhance performance of each other just the same way as
it is done in advanced multi-processor systems. This is due
to the fact that processors in both accelerators (68k/PPC
and SharkPPC) work fully simultaneously, which is for the
first time available for Amiga users.
The first SharkPPC G3/G4 cards for developers will
be available by end of November, with production planned to
commence in January 2001.
When new speed versions of PowerPC processors are available,
the SharkPPC line will be expanded with more models.
The suggested retail price (VAT excl.) for the SharkPPC G3/G4
SharkPPC G3/G4 750@400................ EUR 390.00
(PowerPC750@400MHz and 256KB@400MHz L2 Cache)
SharkPPC G3/G4 750@550................ EUR 520.00
(PowerPC750@550MHz and 256KB@550MHz L2 Cache)
Pricing of versions with other processors will be announced
look for our further releases:
Development progress of PCI Sound and TV card drivers for
MEDIATOR PCI 1200.
- MEDIATOR development line (A4000 and A3000).
ELBOX COMPUTER, Press Department
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