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 Amiga-compatible computer

Apollo V4+ Standalone

  • CPU: Apollo 68080 AMMX with 64-bit support
  • Memory: 512 MB DDR3 (12 MB ChipRAM)
  • Video: SuperAGA, RTG, Truecolor 32-bit, 1280x720@60Hz
  • Audio: 8/16-bit, 56 kHz, 24-bit mixing, 8 DMA voices
  • FastIDE/CompactFlash controller up to 15 MB/sec
  • 3x USB port (keyboard/mouse/joypad)
  • 2x DB9 ports (mouse/joystick)
  • 100Mbit Ethernet RJ45 port
  • Digital Audio/Video out / microSD card port

    Coming with:

  • Internal 128GB CompactFlash card & Apollo OS
  • Stylish anodized aluminum case in 'CDTV Black' color
  • Powersupply (EU/World) (energy-saving, 2 Watt)

    Options available:

  • USB keyboard
  • USB mouse
  • USB Apollo joypad
  • Apollo mouse pad


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The most advanced model

Let your imagination run wild, and visualize Commodore's plan to release a better chipset, like AAA, had occurred.

Imagine original Amiga inventors releasing a new model back in the 90's, with improved AGA chipset and backward compatible with previous models. Equipped with a killer 68K CPU, allowing you to enjoy modern-back-then games like Quake or Diablo in full 32-bit Truecolor.

Picture this new model on your desk with improved video and audio capabilities allowing you to compose music on eight 16-bit channels with 24-bit dynamics. How great it could be if your new machine could smoothly play demanding DVD movies thanks to video AMMX acceleration!

It was a dream of the whole community back then... And now that dream comes true!

 


 

The hardware Commodore dreamed to build

V4+ features standalone Amiga-compatible motherboard working with record-breaking speed as well as state-of-the-art upgrades to native architecture.

This is exactly what Commodore planned for this family of personal computers back in the '90s with the idea of Hombre chipset. They planned to produce an AGA computer upon a single chip to solve the backward compatibility issues.

This single chip would include Motorola MC680x0 core, plus the AGA chipset. Just like our Apollo Core does today.

We are proud to continue the 68k legacy the way it was meant to be.

It combines the latest chipset, the high-speed memory, the quickest IDE controller with the 68080 - the most advanced 68K CPU to date.

Apollo V4+ Standalone offers you the best native architecture possible!






Processor

Apollo V4+ Standalone is equipped with the 68080. It is a new CPU you can code as easy as any previous Motorola 68K processor.


This new CPU is the most compatible processor with the whole Motorola 68000 family range and improves them with new unique features.


All tests show that 68080 is much faster than 68060 200Mhz - scores are all confirmed by SysInfo, SysSpeed and AIBB benchmarking tools.


Thanks to AMMX, the 68080 at 80 mhz achieves performance close to the PowerPC 750 at 800 MHz.






SuperAGA

SuperAGA is the fourth-generation native chipset.

SAGA introduces three new chips:

  • Isabel (upgraded Lisa video chip)

  • Arne (boosted Paula audio chip)

  • Anni (improved Alice DMA chip)

Currently SuperAGA supports all original AGA modes, apart from Super HiRes. Slow ChipRAM is no more!

We integrated RTG API into SuperAGA, so it's the same as if you code the chipset directly. We wanted to keep the feeling and coding the same as on your favourite computer from the '80s.

SuperAGA brings you 16 sprite DMA channels, sprites 32 pixels wide, a third chunky playfield, 10 planes, a new Picture-in-Picture chunky video mode, and new improved 128-bit DMA engine.






Storage

Your new Amiga-compatible offers you extraordinary space and speed, way more that Commodore did. We push the technology forward and make a big leap into the future of our platform.

V4 improves A600/1200 Gayle IDE. It reaches up to 15 MB/s CompactFlash IDE speed for PIO5 device.

Apollo V4+ is shipped with 128GB of IDE storage space.


Additional microSD slot works with all filesystems supported (FFS, SFS, PFS, FAT32, ext2/ext3).


That extra slot works with most MicroSD and MicroSDHC cards, up to Speed Class 10.






Ethernet

V4+ brings you something like no other Amiga before - excellent out-of-the-box Internet connectivity.


The onboard Ethernet driver for the Apollo Standalone uses the Anni chip for fast I/O operations.


Our Ethernet can do 64bit DMA and has the potential to reach the full speed of 100 MBit.


The Apollo V4+ Ethernet also supports HW CRC offloading - which currently is not supported by operating system drivers yet. So here is still big tuning potential for even faster networking!






Audio

V4+ is fully compatible with the original 8-bit PAULA audio chip but awesomely improves it to up to 16-bit, double the number of channels, and provide other new features.


Each voice can play at a fully independent sample rate and has independent 8-bit volume for LEFT and for RIGHT.


Each voice can play 8-bit or 16-bit samples (you can set each voice fully independent) and the audio dynamic is 24-bit (16-bit sample * 8-bit Volume).


On SuperAGA all 512 MB of memory can be used for audio sample space.






Eco-technology of the Future

The Apollo V4+ Standalone is a low power, "green", environmental-friendly design.

V4+ by itself needs only 2W of power. Super-cool it doesn't even need a fan.


Apollo Standalone is also very light and fits in the palm of your hand.


It is only 3cm high and 12cm wide.


If you want to build a small, light-weight personal computer with a CF card, use Ethernet and SDcard to exchange data V4+ is the right choice.


The V4 is the best option for reviving the Amiga!






Real-Time Clock port

The Apollo Standalone V4+ is equipped with RTC port.


Install the Real-Time Clock and get rid of 'Battery backed-up clock not found' requester.


RTC module is optional and can be purchased separately in our shop.


Thanks to the additional RTC module, your Amiga will be always up-to-date and right-on-time!








Apollo V4+ Standalone internal ports:








*** Important information: ***


- LogiLink cable is for powering the system (a longer one).

Please mind that data cable coming with the USB blaster should not be used as power cable as this can cause system  malfunction.

- For Apollo gamepad to work you might need to switch to "D" mode. The switch is underneath the gamepad.

- Please be careful when inserting SD cards and make sure you're actually aiming into the slot.

- Attempting to insert USB plug into DB9 port may result in errors with the CF card and unbootable system.

- The Apollo V4+ comes pre-installed with working, tested CompactFlash adapter and a working, tested CompactFlash card.

  IDE 44-pin: Please note, there is power on the IDE-44 port. Wrong placement on this plug can destroy the device. More info >>

- The Apollo V4+ comes with three USB ports allowing you to use USB-Keyboard, USB-Mouse and USB-Gamepad  (or Mouse/Joystick via DB9 port)

- Please note that not all mice and keyboards might work. Here is the list of compatible Peripherals >>

- Some units have by design a sliding top cover that makes a sound when moved sideways.

* V4+ core is currently in developmental stage. Features are subject to change and might come and go. 


a) Performance is application-dependent. See Benchmarks >>

b) Functionality varies between different TV/monitor models. Please make sure the display is able to show V4+ modes first.

c) Speed boost depends on the device PIO mode support.