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Article #1550 (1557 is last):
From: aa778@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Fred Horvat)
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.general
Subject: Titan News Update
Reply-To: aa778@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Fred Horvat)
Date: Thu Jun 17 09:42:32 1999


Date: Thu Jun 17 09:07:29 1999
From: sales@titan-bss.co.uk (Core Design)
Subject: CORE DESIGN PRESS RELEASE
To: sales@titan-bss.co.uk (Core Design)
Reply-To: sales@titan-bss.co.uk (Core Design)


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               CORE DESIGN - PRESS RELEASE
                       17th June 1999

NEW F-MAX PRODUCTS being evaluated!

DESTTINY
What is your destiny? If you own an Atari TT then it's unlimited! DesTTiny
allows Falcon expansion cards to be interfaced to the Atari TT. This
opens up several possibilities, including the chance to fit Eclipse and
Tempest!

PCI EXPANSION
Similar to DesTTiny except this board plugs into a standard PCI slot on PC,
Milan, Hades, etc., allowing standard Falcon expansion cards to be fitted.
Now Tempest is available to even more Atari users!

ECLIPSE NOW IN PRODUCTION
Reserve one now to avoid disappointment! Shipping with 4MB ATI RageII
graphic card. Multiple PCI expansion being evaluated!
Release Date: 30th June 1999

TEMPEST NEWS
PCBs are currently being finalised.

* 200MHz part will probably be fitted.
* Current estimate of speed indicate it will be equivalent to 50-66MHz
  68060 when running the 68K emulation software.

We are currently evaluating;
* USB ports for multiple peripheral expansion
* Dual-processor support with the Falcon 68030.
  - May also work with other accelerator cards, such as AB040!

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CORE DESIGN PC SYSTEMS, from only #299.00!
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HD DRIVER V7.7 - NOW AVAILABLE! NEW PRICE: #15.95.
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The hash sign (#) indicates price in UK pounds sterling

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** ECLIPSE - PCI ADAPTOR FOR THE FALCON
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PLEASE NOTE:
Eclipse will be shipping on 30th June 1999. Orders now being taken. If you
have already asked for one to be reserved, please confirm this with payment.



Price:
UK      - 199.00 pounds

Estimated prices elsewhere:
Euro*   - Eu 298
Germany*- DM 598
France* - FF 1990
USA*    - $320

* Price is dependant on currency exchange rates and import duties.

Distributors:
Germany: AG Computertechnik (also Austria and Switzerland)
  e-mail: AG_Comtech@t-online.de Tel: +49 (8331) 86373
France:  ACS Production  (also Belgium)
  e-mail: alainc@imaginet.fr  Tel: +33
USA/Canada:     to be confirmed

All other countries will be supplied directly by Core Design.

OVERVIEW
--------
ECLIPSE is an adaptor that accepts standard PCI cards. We will be shipping
Eclipse with the 4MB ATI range of graphic cards, so Eclipse will offer up to
a massive 1600x1200, 16-bit colour or 1280x1024, 24-bit with high speed and
refresh rates.

Eclipse offers the best performance of any graphic adaptor, and offers full
access to 14MB upgrades (unlike other graphic adaptors!).

Multiple PCI expansion being evaluated. Price expected to be around #29.00.
Network cards from #20.00!

fVDI
----
fVDI (Fenix VDI) is part of an on-going development of the Fenix OS, a
replacement operating system. fVDI is being used to drive Eclipse and
beta-test versions can now be downloaded for testing against a variety
of different applications.

     ftp://rand.thn.htu.se/pub/fVDI/BETA/

NOTE: fVDI also works on standard Falcons.

BENCHMARKS
----------
Currently Eclipse is producing Gembench results with an average of;

1350% *without* NVDI
864% *with* NVDI

See our web site for representative Benchmarks.

PRICE
-----
Complete with fVDI driver software AND 4MB graphic card - only 199.00 UK
pounds.

AVAILABILITY
------------
Production models shipping on 30th June 1999.

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** TEMPEST
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

TEMPEST: The FASTEST accelerator for the Falcon - NOTHING can compete
with this! A simple, inexpensive way to accelerate a _standard_ Falcon
to achieve amazing performance!

        ///                                            \\\
           --- Now with the PowerPC (PPC) Processor ---
        \\\                                            ///

This means Tempest could run with a staggering 266MHz processor! Due
to the lack of board space, the proposed AGP slot will not be fitted.

The current estimate of speed indicates Tempest will be equivalent to
a 50-66MHz 68060 when running the 68K emulation software.

Our web site now contains an FAQ section to answer your queries.

Currently being evaluated are the inclusion of;
* USB ports - multiple peripheral expansion!
* Dual-processor support with the Falcon 030!
  - May also work with Afterburner040 - to be confirmed!

AVAILABILITY:
Not yet determined, but hopefully prototypes will be ready by Q2 1999.

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** C-LAB MK.X CASES
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Now reduced substantially in price.
Just the thing for Eclipse and Tempest!

Internal SCSI adaptor for all Falcons - #39.95

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** CORE PC SYSTEMS
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

AMD K6-3 systems now available - call for more details!

333MHz Cyrix based system starts at only #299.00!!!

333MHz AMD K6-2 system: from only #349.00 (now even cheaper!)
  Features:
* 100MHz Bus
* 32MB PC-100 SDRAM
* 4.3GB hard disk drive
* 40x CD-ROM drive
* ATX Midi Tower case
* 8MB AGP graphics
* Full 16-bit Sound
* 80W Speakers
* Keyboard and Mouse

ADD (applies to any system):
* Internal K56 Flex (v.90) modem
* Windows 98 (installed)
* 15" monitor

For only #199.00 - SAVE #20.00! (also priced separately)

Many upgrade uptions to the above, e.g:
32 to 64MB                - add #27.00
AMD K6-2 400MHz           - add #52.00

Contact us for details on other systems; AMD K6-2, AMD K6-3, Cyrix,
Celeron-A, PII and PIII.

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** OTHER OFFERS
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Atari compatible mouse   - now only #9.95!
Genuine branded Sony 1.44MB floppy disks
     -  #2.79 per box (10)
     - #12.95 per 5 boxes (50)
     - #24.95 per 10 boxes (100)

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PRICES, CARRIAGE & STUFF
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All prices quoted in this press release are in UK pounds sterling and
are denoted by the 'hash' (#) sign. All inclusive prices except for
carriage.

Carriage is extra so please call first for further advice. Please make all
cheques payable to "TITAN DESIGNS" for the time being - this will change in
due course to "Core Design".

Core Design
6 Witherford Way, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 4AX. U.K.
Tel: +44 (0)121-693 6669
Fax: +44 (0)121-414 1630
e-mail: sales@titan-bss.co.uk

Browse our Web site for further details;
http://titan-bss.co.uk

-- 
IBM OS/2 Warp 4.0 - WinNT 4.0                Fred Horvat
Win98 - MagiC 5.03 - BeOS 4.0                Free-Net Atari Portfolio Sigop
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