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Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Mediator Drivers Update
I haven't seen this posted anywhere else and since I received an email from Elbox I thought I'd post on here:
Mediator MM CD UP 2.0 13 Sep 2010
The MM CD 2.0 update for registered users of Mediator PCI 3/4000T, Mediator PCI 4000D, Mediator PCI 4000Di, Mediator PCI 4000, Mediator PCI 3000D, Mediator PCI 1200 TX, Mediator PCI 1200 SX, Mediator PCI 1200LT4, Mediator PCI 1200, Mediator PCI 1200LT and Mediator PCI ZIV busboards, has been released today.
The Mediator Multimedia CD UP 2.0 includes a new version of the gfx drivers for the Radeon 9200/9250/9000 series cards for all Mediator models:
• Radeon.card ver. 2.12
Due to the new initialization procedure, the new Radeon driver supports all models of the gfx cards from the Radeon 9000, 9200 and 9250 series (based on the ATI RV250 and RV280 chipsets). However, only "5-Volt only" versions of the Radeon cards can run in some Mediator models. To locate the Radeon card suitable for your Mediator model, contact the ELBOX Support Department.
In the A3000 and A4000 computers, the new gfx driver adds the part of the Radeon gfx cards SDRAM/SGRAM memory which is not assigned to the P96 system to the Amiga memory system. This memory works as regular Zorro III memory but it also can be simultaneously accessible in the DMA mode by any PCI busmaster cards. This opens the way to enhance performance of some PCI cards at lower CPU usage.
You can simultaneously use Radeon and Voodoo gfx cards in your system, connecting each of them to a different monitor. If you want to use only one of them as a gfx card, you can add even the whole memory of the other one to the Amiga system.
In case of the Radeon cards equipped with the DVI output, the Amiga screens are simultaneously available on both outputs (analogue VGA and digital DVI). The Radeon DVI output operates not only with each monitor equipped with digital input, but also with any LCD or PDP TV with HDMI input. In case of any LCD, PDP panels, adjustment of the Amiga screen to the native TV or monitor resolution is strongly recommended. To facilitate it, we have provided in the RadeonGuide the reference P96mode settings for the following native monitor resolutions: 1360x768, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200 and 2560x1600.
If you do not have Mediator in your A3000 or A4000, do not miss the special offer for the newest version of the Mediator boards with the Radeon card with 256MB memory and a DVI output.
The Mediator Multimedia CD UP 2.0 includes also a new version of the gfx drivers for the Voodoo 5, Voodoo 4, Voodoo3 and Voodoo Banshee cards for all Mediator models:
• Voodoo.card ver. 4.30
In A3000 and A4000, the new gfx driver adds the part of the Voodoo gfx card SDRAM/SGRAM memory which is not assigned to the P96 system to the Amiga memory system. It has exactly the same features as the Radeon card memory.
The update includes also new versions of:
• pci.library ver. 9.4
• fm801.audio ver. 4.14
• sb128.audio ver. 4.20
• mixer.library ver. 1.11
• FastEthernet.device ver. 1.24
• tv.library ver. 4.13
• tv.vhi ver. 1.5
• Virge.card ver. 1.13
The developer documentation for tv.library and mixer.library is enclosed with the MM CD 2.0.
If you are interested in the new updated MediatorSDK, contact ELBOX Developer Department.
Information on the current versions is available in the DOWNLOADS | Mediator section. The current list of supported PCI cards is available in the Mediator Driver Guide. Information about Mediator-related sources you will find in the COMMUNITY section.
I've got the new 5v Radeon 256MB card up and running in my A4000 system and it is working great.
Here's a thumbnail of my 1920x1080 Workbench through the DVI output and a link to a full-sized picture. All in all, it is a great upgrade and the extra 224MB of Fast RAM is an added benefit too:
A2000, A3000, 2 x A1200T, A1200, A4000Tower & Mediator, CD32, VIC-20, C64, C128, C128D, PET 8032, Minimig & ARM, C-One, FPGA Arcade... and AmigaOne X1000.