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utri007 
Cheap PPC turbo for Amiga available
Posted on 13-Aug-2018 16:30:59
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Sonnet library now supports new PPC card wich is BigFoot killer NIC.

Trick is that is actually a network card wich has a NPU, wich is actually PPC cpu, with Sonnet.library it possible to use it for WarpOS.

Seems that it is possible to buy one cheaps as 30

http://amigafun.blogspot.com/2018/08/new-amiga-driver-for-pci-network-card.html

Quake is running 2x compared to CyberStorm PPC. Only problem is that it has just 64mb ram.

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Posted on 13-Aug-2018 17:33:30
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@utri007

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Only problem is that it has just 64mb ram.


Another problem: not supported by OS4, so there is only limited choice of software.

Other than that, really nice development.

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Posted on 13-Aug-2018 17:36:57
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WarpOS has nice software catalog.

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aracnet 
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@utri007

WarpOs is another os? I thought it was a library for 3.x.

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Warp 'OS'

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@aracnet

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I thought it was a library for 3.x.


Correct. It allows to use PPC CPU as co-processor. There are several titles supporting it (eg. games like Heretic II, datatypes etc.), but most of these are quite old. Maybe this will change with "new" cheap boards supported by WarpOS.

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utri007 
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Best description for Warp OS would be? It is PPC OS kernel (without a GUI), wich allows run PPC native code top of Amiga OS?

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That is absolutely truly amazing!

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@utri007 & aracnet

Yes WarpOS is where partial solution, it only accurate a few things.

Last edited by NutsAboutAmiga on 13-Aug-2018 at 09:42 PM.

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@utri007

WarpOS (371 files)
PowerUp (257 files)
WarpOS & PowerUP total 618 files

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@Yssing

I agree, this accelerator cards where not designed for WarpOS, so finding a way to make it work is amazing.

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HI as its a network card can it be used as one as well speed up gfx ?

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Quote:

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@utri007

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Only problem is that it has just 64mb ram.


Another problem: not supported by OS4, so there is only limited choice of software.

Other than that, really nice development.


with 64mb ram you wouldnt likely have a hell of free space for applications even if os4 happened to boot at all, so probably not worth to bother to support this system;)

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There are five PPC boards now supported by the library.
Sonnet G3/G4 192MB max
Rapture G4 7410@450MHz w/256MB
Apocalypse G4 7410@450MHz w/256MB
Ragnarok G3 750FX@800MHz w/256MB, 512MB on board extra memory hasn't been added yet.
And now the Killer NIC 400MHz MPC8343 PowerQUICC II Pro w/64MB.

https://github.com/Sakura-IT/SonnetAmiga/wiki

List of tested software:
https://github.com/Sakura-IT/SonnetAmiga/wiki/Compatible-Software-%28PowerPC.library-version%29

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Posted on 14-Aug-2018 5:58:57
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@Goodtar

This card is the cheapest, by far, PPC solution for amiga for now.
I really envy all those who have a PCI solution for their amigas.

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Posted on 14-Aug-2018 6:57:54
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Cheapest maybe. But I can only find 1 on ebay in US. SO AMiga demand will raise prices quickly I guess..

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Posted on 14-Aug-2018 11:59:42
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So now networking cards are Amigas too.
Soon, my dishwasher will be an Amiga.

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My Grandmother's washing machine had a 16MHz 68EC020 in it 20 years ago. Your point is?

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Posted on 14-Aug-2018 12:39:41
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Quite common with big-endian processors in networking equipment (for obvious reasons), guess what the output of "uname -m" on most Juniper routers is :)

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Posted on 14-Aug-2018 13:05:45
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@utri007

Very clever!

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