Renaud Schweingruber recently announced that the Vampire 4 accelerator and Gold 2.7  is going to have a public release in the coming weeks. 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. There will be three flavours of the Vampire V4 produced. The first release will be an A1000/A500/A2000/CDTV model (adaptor required for A600), followed by the standalone system, and finally an A1200 add-in card. Distribution will be exclusively through authorized resellers (Amedia, Amigakit, Relec and AmigaStore). Pricing will be announced in the near future. For more information please read the official announcement.

More news: Generation Amiga magazine

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