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Apollo V4+ Standalone
Amiga-compatible computer
  • CPU: Apollo 68080 AMMX with 64-bit support
  • 3D Support: Via the Exclusive Maggie3D Unit
  • 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 & ApolloOS
  • Stylish anodized aluminum case in 'CDTV Black' color
  • Powersupply (EU/World) (energy-saving, 2 Watt)

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Apollo V4+ Standalone external ports:


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 of building
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!
Whats under the hood.
The 68080 Processor
The Apollo V4+ Standalone is equipped with the 68080. It is a new CPU you that can code as easily 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:
  • Arne - Boosted Audio replacing Paula
  • Isabel - Improved Video in this Replacement to Lisa
  • 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.
Arne - Improved 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. As well as this each voice can also 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.
Isabel - Improved Video
With more colour registers, better sprite handling, full sprite collision detection & YUV video modes support, the ApolloV4 series really is the next gen Graphics Amiga platform.
Anni - Improved DMA
Not only does the ApolloV4 range provide complete & improved support for the amiga Copper and Bliter, it now provides 3D support via the Maggie3D technology.
Maggie 3D goes way beyond anything that has come before, enabling developers to truely deliver the next gen 3D games they could only previously dream of.
Maggie is a fully independant texture mapping unit that can execute texture fetches and blits at the same time as executing code on the CPU. Maggie is fully programmable via chipset registers and follows the design principles of the original Amiga Blitter.
Features:
  1. Nearest neighbour and bilinear texture lookups.
  2. Optional Hardware Z-Buffering
  3. Compressed DXT texture support
  4. Can blit to any destination memory address
  5. 32bit Colour output
  6. Integrated Gouraud shading
  7. Utilizes the existing Blitter DMA channels and status flags
  8. Automatic job queing - no need to wait for a blit to complete before issuing the next job with sofware busy-wait loops
Maggie makes it possible to create truly rich 2D and 3D graphics, unlike any seen before on Amiga!
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Storage
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!
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!
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, at only 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
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!
*** Important Information ***
The 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.
  • If your having trouble with the Apollo gamepad you may 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.
Please note: There is power on the IDE-44 port. Wrong placement on this plug can destroy the device.
  • 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)
  • When USB joypads are connected to the Apollo V4 they function as a CD32 joypad, allowing multibutton games to function correctly.
  • 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.
Please note: The V4+ core is currently in developmental stage. Features are subject to change and might come and go.
  • Performance is application-dependent. See performance
  • Functionality varies between different TV/monitor models. Please make sure the display is able to show V4+ modes first.
  • Speed boost depends on the device PIO mode support.