Checkmate A1500 cases for the Amiga and Retro computer fan

Ami-Hybrid fitting kit for Pi4 - (not included)

Awaiting stock - Pre Order Only

Pi4 fitting Kit and software just add 2-8gb Raspberry Pi4 board and fan.


Starts shipping March 1st when Amikit XE for Pi4 is released

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

When you connect the power switch it is a HARD switch, which means you must run the Shut Down Amiga/Linux command before pressing the power switch to turn off. This is a Pi4 issue and we hope to address in the future.

 

Kit includes       (ships in Black unless with a case then matches case colour)

 

ITX steel mount frame with rear panel

Geeek Pi HDMI adaptor board

Checkmate ATX power adaptor - with power conector cable to GeeekPi/Pi4 board shown

Screw and spacers kit

Amiga Forever v8 DVD premium pack

AmigaOS 3.1.4 license

AmiKit XE for Pi4 License

32gb Micros SD pre loaded with setups

Instructions

 

Introduction and explanation video of Ami-Hybrid concept and power of setup 

 

 

 

The Raspberry Pi4 is possibly the ultimate setup for the retro fan if performance and ease of use are the criteria. It has been the basis for most Retro emulation systems for quite a while now and can run a huge amount of old systems including  some fairly powerful 3D engine based retro hardware like the PS1, Nintendo 64 and Sega Saturn games which are often perfectly upscaled to higher resolutions.

 

Overall

If complete accurate simulation of the retro machine is not your thing then it is the obvious choice, although if setup correctly, the Pi4 can emulate the Amiga almost perfectly. Add to the Pi4 the Ami-Hybrid system that enables the most powerful Amiga experience outside of the usual PC emulation systems, then you will be in Amiga emulation heaven :-)

 

Performance

Amiga emulation performs above 200x the speed of an Amiga A3000 according to Sysinfo.

 

Pros

Very fast emulation performance, 1000mips in Sysinfo, 200+ x A3000

Linux based emulation

2gb (fine for Amiga) up to 8gb

With Ami-Hybrid you get best of both worlds

 

Cons

Not accurate chip emulation like FPGA, however, if you set to 50hz screen display I doubt you will be able to tell the diference :-)

If you think emulation is a dirty word then this is emulation.

 

 

Comparison chart for all three systems

 

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Order Exclusive Checkmate A1500 products after Kickstarter is complete !!

Products are now excluding vat unless ordering from England, Scotland or Wales. Once the Kickstarter project is complete and all orders are satisfied, you will be able to create a user account and place your order for following batches.

Contact Info

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steve@imica.net