The Apollo team proudly announced the upcoming release of Gold 2.7 for Vampire accelerators. The core update will give improved features, especially AMMX upgrades to accelerate H264 video, SDL sprite operations, and complete AMMX to enable OpenGL. The Gold 2.7 will be the last step before the release of Gold 3, only registered users are allowed for downloading the new updates. The Apollo cards are affordable accelerator cards for Commodore Amiga Classic. It uses the Apollo core which is a code compatible Motorola M68K and ColdFire processor but is 3 to 4 time faster than the fastest 68060 at time. It also brings Amiga Classic near to Amiga NG by bringing video through HDMI with millions of colours. The Apollo team recently announced it’s new generation Vampire accelerators and the new accelerator is going to be compatible with multiple Amiga computers. The Vampire V4  is based on the FPGA Altera Cyclone 5, 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. The first batch of Vampire V4’s is for Commodore Amiga 1000/500/2000/CDTV and later on for the Commodore Amiga 1200 series. Distribution will be exclusively through authorized resellers (Amedia, Amigakit, Relec and AmigaStore). Pricing and release will be announced in the near future.

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