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Tiago
29th November 2007, 13:27
Amiga 1200 Blizzard PPC CPU accelerator card - OS4/4000

Buy it now at AU $849.00


http://cgi.ebay.com/Amiga-1200-Blizzard-PPC-CPU-accelerator-card-OS4-4000_W0QQitemZ110200258380QQihZ001QQcategoryZ4598QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Harrison
29th November 2007, 14:21
Nice. Roughly translated though the starting bid price works out at about 344 which is very high and the price I would expect it to reach, not start at, so the seller is being very optimistic. Although with OS4 out this week there could definitely be a lot of interest in these cards.

Someone should start to manufacturer these Blizzard cards again. They would make a killing! What ever happened to blizzard themselves? Did they go out of business?

Buleste
29th November 2007, 14:27
Someone should start to manufacturer these Blizzard cards again. They would make a killing! What ever happened to blizzard themselves? Did they go out of business?

I think DCE just decided that there wasn't enough money to be made out of the PPC cards and as 2nd hand they're going for what they cost orig and with inflation etc I don't think there's much money in them now.

TiredOfLife
29th November 2007, 23:41
Some of the components can no longer be sourced and some of them are not compliant with new Euro standards.
Would need a major redesign.

Harrison
30th November 2007, 01:28
I'm assuming the not compliant part is to do with radio interference?

Anyway, it's a shame as they are great cards and new ones would easily sell.

Stephen Coates
30th November 2007, 08:46
Could it be to do with the RoHS stuff? (I know this is the reason why we can't get lead solder any more :()

What's the radio interference thing? I havn't heard any EU stuff to do with interference.

I might not be possible to manufacture new Blizzards, but that doesn't stop any clever people from making some new PPC cards. Maybe a G3/G4 card for the trapdoor slot. That would be good.

Harrison
30th November 2007, 11:34
The interference refers to electromagnetic interference that can be generated by any electrical equipment, and could interfere with electricity distribution networks and public telecommunication networks. Therefore all electrical equipment has to pass certain EEC regulation tests before it is given the EEC stamp of approval (usually seen stamped on the bottom of equipment or inside the case).

If you are interested have a look here (http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/electr_equipment/index_en.htm).