Jeri Ellsworth has given me permission to release a few details on her upcoming release of her 24-bit video board/accelerator for the C64 (o.k., we had a discussion of what it should be called... the Jeri board, the Ellsworth board, the E-board, the JE-board... well, I'll call it the J-Board). If you read the above statement carefully, yes, that's right... not only will the J-Board be a video board having the capability of displaying thousands or millions of colors, but it will also be an accelerator. Here are the details: 24-bit video with VGA display (no NTSC/PAL composite video to worry about) 6502 core running at 25 mhz. (25 times the CPU speed of a C64) Currently for the C64 (not C128 mode) Estimated selling price of $100 Production models (v.1?) to be sold at the Louisville Commodore Expo, May 26 The Louisville C= Expo will be the venue where Jeri will debut the board. She calls it a "replacement" for the SuperCPU. She also thanks Bil Herd, former CBM lead engineer in the development of the C128, for his invaluable assistance in solving sprite detection problems in the J-Board. And she thanks Sierra Circuit Designs of Portland, Oregon, for their help, too. Her work continues on the J-Board, and the board is constantly evolving. Now that her computer stores have been sold, she intends to spend up to 8 hours a day working on the board to get it ready for its debut. Sincerely, Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail email@example.com.
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