If you ever wondered about if classic Amiga had graphic cards made for them, then Distrita’s Amiga Graphic Card Guide will shock you. Our guide presents all of Amiga graphic cards released since 1990 for Zorro II, Zorro III and Various PCI expansion slots. You also get to know if the cards supports 24bit screenmodes or how much VRAM each of the graphic cards got.
Amix Graphic card for Zorro II
Under the Amiga or Amix (UNIX, Linux) icon you can notice the 1600GX graphic card from USA, that is a rarity of its own. This graphic card for Zorro II / Zorro III Amigas is for sure an obscure rarity, that ONLY works under Amix (Commodore Amiga UNIX). Not only that, but the card does only support 8bit screenmodes so the stanard AGA that comes with Amiga 1200 and Amiga 4000 might even be way better.
PCI era comes
While the PC market was skyrocking, most of them thought that Amiga was going under. But phase5 and Village Tronic made some quite impressive Zorro cards and then PCI cards. Yes, even Picasso IV got a local PCI bus that was used for a 16bit soundcard and a TV card! But it was the CyberstormPPC and BlizzardPPC expensions for Amiga 1200, Amiga 3000 and Amiga 4000 that pushed PCI towards Amiga in 1998.
ATI Radeon 9200 on Amiga 1200
Finally in 1999 Elbox released their MediatorPCI and DCE their G-Rex as full PCI upgrades for Amiga 1200, Amiga 3000 and Amiga 4000. Our guide is only about Amiga hardware specific upgrades. Zorro expansion slots is made by Commodore and the other expansions made by various companies for their internal PCI bus systems that runs on a card connected to a Zorro slot.
With these full PCI upgrades or replacements for classic Amiga, your Amiga from 1990 can show 24bit screenmodes by using an top-modern ATI Radeon 9200 graphic card.
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