Simo Koivukoski released a video of a Vampire V4 standalone edition based on the ‘x11 Beta Core’. The early development board can handle Quake 2 from ID software very well, altough it’s still very choppy. The upcoming Vampire V4 accelerators are entering the final stage of development and are being shipped to offical beta testers. A release date or pricing are not yet confirmed but could be announced in the upcoming weeks. The Vampire V4  is based on the FPGA Altera Cyclone 5, the 68080 will be running @ 93Mhz and could reach over 4,000 Million Instructions Per Second.(Dhrystones 2.1 benchmark) The new accelerator will have 512MB DDR3 (Up to 1GB / s), digital Video-out up to 720p@60Hz, dual Kickstart-flashrom, full SAGA chipset (AGA compatible) and the Vampire V4 is CE, WEEE and RoHS compliant.

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