The Vampire V4 is probably the most hyped Amiga revival ever and really deserves this status. The Vampire V4 is essentially a faster, more-capable 68K-based Amiga than anything to ever come out of Amiga International or Amiga inc. The Apollo Team released several Vampire accelerators in the past and got only positive reviews in the Amiga and retro community. The Vampire V4 stand-alone edition is about 300 times faster than the Commodore Amiga 500 (powerd by the Cyclone 5), and offers 100 times more memory (512MB DDR3 memory). This Amiga compatible beast can almost rival with the Sony Playstation 2! The Vampire V4 offers enhanced graphics architecture providing RTG chunky graphics modes ranging from 8 bit to 32 bit, and the audio capabilities of the Vampire V4 compared to a basic Commodore Amiga are also improved by offering twice as many channels at double the bit depth. But it’s not just the hardware to offer an enhanced Amiga experience, CoffinOS a modified AmigaOS 3.9 is the super version of the classic Amiga Workbench and offers many improvements and extra’s all of this in an amazing 24 bit Workbench screen modus. It includes a very powerfull Apple Mac emulator offering capabilities beyond the original Macintosh Quadra 900. No suprise here because the Vampire V4 is 8 times faster than a standard high-end Amiga 4000, and 120 times faster than the Commodore Amiga 1200. In the end, Apple 68k fans should also consider bying this amazing new hardware. The Vampire V4 stand-alone is hard to get but really worth the wait and you’re hard earned euro’s. However, Swiss Amiga store Relec claims to have some in stock. The future of the Vampire looks very promising and upcoming SAGA & Core updates will boost and enhance existing Vampire accelerators to new limits.
news source: GenerationAmiga / image source: Manual Jesus