To boldly go where no computer from the late 1980s has gone before! This miracle home computer from Commodore, Amiga 500 gets its rebirth now in 2017 with Vampire v500 that transforms worlds most popular Amiga ever made to a horsepower! Yes! Vampire v500 is that good! Read on…
Amiga 500 at your Fingertips again in 2017
Yes, you could get at Vampire earlier also. But then you had to wait for months! However, now the times have changed. Finally the Vampire team found a solution to sell it thru Amiga stores worldwide. Amedia Computer France now allows you to Pre-Order for just €379 !!! And that’s even for a proper IDE controller for the Amiga 500 also!
Look at these specs that transforms your Amiga 500 instantly!
- FPGA processor 68080@80MHz (can be compared to a 68040@200MHz ou 68060@140MHz),
- 128MB Ram, Specific SAGA TRUECOLOR Graphic’s controller with HDMi output (P96 driver included),
- Fast IDE 2.5 inch controller (can be used for booting on it),
- MicroSD slot (can’t be used for booting on it)
With these specs, you will turn your Amiga 500 to a Amiga 4000T 68060+++! You will experience AmigaOS in 720p, play Gloom Deluxe, Use TVPaint or even play a very nicely modified OutRun version for Vampire users. The Apollo Team is constantly making updates for the Vampire FPGA also. So, the cards will have improvements still to be released.
Vampire is a Revolution for your Amiga 500
Not only gives this card a speed revolution for your Amiga 500! But it also gives crispy Screenmodes and HDMI! It means that your Amiga 500 can be used with any monitor for a home computer with HDMI. For the Amiga specific games you need to guide the signals to a TV for now, but very soon all of the signals will be going thru the HDMI cable itself and then it will be really awesome!
It’s really amazing to see that worlds most popular Amiga ever now gets a really cool update. Amiga 500 sold over 5 000 000 copies. So there is for sure a market for the Vampire. I bet there are too many Amiga 500 machines just sitting somewhere and Now with this card. It’s possible to use it again!
Thanks to the Apollo Team for this achievement!
Many Amiga webshops and physical stores now have Pre-Order possibilities. They are all in Pre-Order status, but once they have the cards. They will be sent out. What a year 2017 will be for the Vampire cards!…