The controversial German based Amiga company Phase 5 has announced the availability of it’s new accelerator boards for Commodore Amiga computers. The new Blizzard 1260 MK III comes with a price tag of € 798 and the Blizzard 2060 MK 2 for € 985. Sadly enough, none of the accelerators boards are available on the webstore. Phase 5 digital products were unique among Amiga hardware manufacturers  in offering the Blizzard PPC and CyberStorm PPC products during the 90’s. These boards had a unique dual-CPU design utilizing both a Motorola 68k processor and a higher performance PowerPC processor. The company has been revived by new owners in 2015/2016 and they would launch a wide range of new accelerators based on 68k and PowerPC technology. The new Phase5 attended Amiga32 to showcase the new accelerators to a large Amiga users audience, and some people have purchased Phase 5 PCB’s for about € 160. Sadly enough none of the PCB’s worked because there are no groundlayers resulting in the PCB’s having no power at all.

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