Today I stumbled upon some interesting news concerning a brand new accelerator for the Amiga 500, Amiga 2000 and the CDTV. The card is called Zeus68k and it the specifications looks very cool to say the least.
First of all, this is not a standard turbo-card that only provides you with a heftier CPU and more RAM. The Zeus68k will give you an IDE-controller and a Kickstart ROM-switcher to boot! This is something I believe many Amiga 500 and CDTV users will be happy to hear. As an additional bonus, an Action Replay replacement might be included as well, but time will show if that happens. Now, let’s have a quick look at the current specifications:
- 68SECooo-CPU clocked at 7 or 50 MHz
- 8 MB of RAM
- Boot menu
- 6x Kickstart ROM-switcher
- IDE-controller (Gayle Logic A600)
- Clock port
Looks very good in my opinion. The clock port will give room for more expansions and the IDE-controller will make it a breeze to install a decent hard drive. If my trusty old Amiga 500 was still alive, I would have gone for this upgrade as soon as it hits the streets.
The card is only available as a prototype at the moment, but the final version might be released some time during the upcoming winter.
Here’s a few pictures for you to enjoy:
Any Amiga 500, Amiga 2000 or CDTV owners interested in this upcoming piece of hardware? 🙂 Would love to hear your thoughts on this board.