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On this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco and Dave chat about Intel's super-fast Core i9-9900K 8-core CPU, AMD's new 12 and 24-core Threadripper 2920X and 2970WX, what happens when you put two GeForce GTX 2080 Ti cards in NVLink SLI, Lenovo's HOT new Yoga C930 laptop with killer Dolby Atmos sound, and yes -- the AMIGA is REBORN! That standalone Vampire is ALIVE! Show Notes: 03:51 - Intel Core i9-9900K CPU Review: 8-Core 9th Gen Coffee Lake Benchmarks 15:48 - AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X And 2970WX Review: Lower Cost, Many Core Beasts 29:30 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080... Read more...
Although it may not be readily apparent to current computing enthusiasts given all the attention to modern Intel and AMD hardware running Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems, there is still a large community dedicated to supporting Commodore Amiga systems. Even though over 30 years has passed since the world was graced with the very first Amiga, there are still tinkerers out there creating custom hardware to repair and enhance existing systems and extend the capabilities of the platform. A little over a year ago, we brought you up to speed on the travails of the Apollo Team, which created... Read more...
A few weeks back, we showed you a handful of Commodore Amiga-related hardware projects that were designed to breathe new life into the popular, vintage machines. Even decades after Commodore’s demise, the Amiga user community remains vibrant and new hardware is being introduced at a steady clip, relatively speaking. In that previous post, we showed you some freshly-minted Amiga motherboard PCBs that were reverse engineered by a couple of members of the Amiga community. We also shined the spotlight on the Vampire 4, a Altera FPGA-based device that could eventually be the foundation –... Read more...
The Amiga community remains one of the most passionate and inventive we have ever seen, even now, decades after Commodore’s demise. A couple of weeks back, we featured just a few recent projects that were designed to breathe new life into aging Amiga systems, or at the very least ensure they remain repairable for the foreseeable future. Our article explaining how to build a cheap Amiga emulator using a Raspberry Pi was immensely popular as well. Today, however, we stumbled across a video that encapsulates the ingenuity of many of the more technical folks in the Amiga community. What it shows... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Chris and Dave will be chatting about a hot, new Samsung HDR Curved Gaming Monitor, Lenovo's Google Assistant-powered Smart Display, SanDisk's Extreme Portable USBC SSDs, Commodore's Beloved Amiga is being reborn, and NVIDIA has something special up their sleeves for GeForce and the Gamescom show in Germany this month. We also open a vortex to another dimension in a chat with Google Assistant on this episode, so you'll definitely want to check that out. Join us #LIVE every Wednesday at 5:30PM EST! 00:52 - Lord of The Hobos 02:32... Read more...
Although it has been over three decades since the first Commodore Amigas were originally released, a fan base for the beloved systems is still going strong. Of course, the Amiga install base is a small fraction of what it was during the machine’s heyday, but the community supporting the Amiga is still vibrant and very much alive. In fact, the Amiga community – and many other retro-computing communities for that matter -- seems to be more active now that it has been in years, and a number of exciting new hardware projects have cropped up or hit major milestones in recent weeks. Two relatively... Read more...
An upcoming documentary – The Commodore Story – is poised to hit long-time computer geeks that witnessed the birth of the 8-bit personal computing revolution right in the feels.  At one point in time, Commodore was a billion dollar company and trailblazer in the fledgling personal computer market. Commodore’s accomplishments included the creation of the single, best-selling PC of all the time, the Commodore 64, and the introduction of the Amiga, which was the most advanced personal computer money could buy at the time. The Amiga offered multimedia features that were unmatched... Read more...
If you are a frequent visitor to HotHardware, then you know that we have a soft spot for Amiga systems. So, our ears naturally perked up when we received word of an old Amiga 2500 system that has found its way to eBay. But this isn't just your everyday, run-of-the-mill Amiga system; this particular system previously resided at NASA. According to the eBay listing, the system was used in NASA's telemetry labs and is decked out with a NASA asset and inventory tags from 2005. The Amiga 2500 was equipped with two custom boards that helped it to analyze telemetry data for various NASA-related equipment... Read more...
For long-time enthusiasts that were around during the ascent of personal computers, the Commodore Amiga remains one of the most beloved systems of all time. When it was originally released back in the mid-80’s, the Amiga could do things that no other consumer-class computer could – its graphics, sound, and multi-tasking capabilities were simply unmatched at the time. That initial sense of amazement at the Amiga’s unique capabilities is one of the reasons why the platform continues to have rabid fans some 30+ years later and why a small group of skilled enthusiasts have designed and manufactured... Read more...
If you're an Amiga enthusiast, or happen to have an Amiga kicking around your home that hasn't been used in eons, you may be interested to learn of a brand-new accelerator that can breathe new life into these old boxes. Think of it as a way to experience what the Amiga could have been like if future generation parts were available back then. Called the Vampire V4, this FPGA device will be sold in a few configurations, including one that will function as as a standalone system. Conversely, it can be used as an add-in accelerator card for the classic Amiga 500, 1000, 1200, and 2000 systems, though... Read more...
Dave Haynie, one of the chief engineers that worked on the Amiga back in its heyday, put it best when he said, “Amiga users make Macintosh users look like PC users”, in the Viva Amiga documentary that was released early this year. Those of us that were around when the Amiga initially debuted knew Commodore had something special on its hands. At the time of its launch, the Amiga was the most advanced personal computer money could buy – bar none. It offered multimedia features that were unmatched for many years, it was affordably priced (relatively speaking), and was the first personal computer with... Read more...
Even after more than two decades since the company’s demise, the Commodore Amiga still has loyal fans that refuse to let the innovative platform die. Proof of the Amiga’s cult-like following is evident all over the web, but a review of the A-EON AmigaOne X5000 that just hit over at ArsTechnica has reignited the conversation in modern tech circles that don’t typically discuss the beloved Amiga. The A-EON AmigaOne X5000 is technically not a new product. Although Ars’ review was just published, the motherboard powering the system has been available for quite some time – full systems built around the... Read more...
We'd contend that one of the best feelings in the entire world is that of nostalgia. Most of us love to time-travel in our minds back to a time that filled us with joy, whether it was caused by a place we visited, or something as simple as a video game we played. Well, where the Amiga is concerned, nostalgia is the name of the game (not literally), so it's of almost no surprise to learn that a brand-new documentary revolving around the platform has soared up the charts. Viva Amiga: The Story Of A Beautiful Machine is an hour-long documentary that takes a look at the Amiga computer from its inception,... Read more...
Some three decades later, what's old is new again with the Commodore Amiga 2000 HD making an unlikely comeback. Well, sort of. Just over a week before Halloween, some lucky expo attendee stumbled upon a never touched and fully functioning Amiga system powered by a Motorola 68000 processor running at all of 7.16MHz. Oddly enough, his rare find wasn't even the first decades old virgin Amiga system unearthed this month! Around three weeks ago, a Facebook user posted pictures of a non-HD Amiga 2000 that was still in its retail packaging to the Commodore Amiga Facebook group. The system was sold as... Read more...
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