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Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.product.16-32bit.summary
From: aa384@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Doug Wokoun)
Subject: Quick ST 3.0/Utility/commercial
Posted-By: xx004 (aq356 - John J. Lehett)
Reply-To: aa384@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Doug Wokoun)
Edited-By: xx004 (aq356 - John J. Lehett)
Date: Wed Oct 30 19:13:12 1991



Taken from: Z*Net online magazine, issue #9131 (July 26, 1991):

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                             QUICK ST UPGRADE
                             ----------------
                              Press Release
 =======================================================================
 
 
 Branch Always Software
 14150 N.E. 20th St. #302
 Bellevue, WA  98007
 
 July 24, 1991
 
 The Quick ST 3.0 Software Accelerator is now shipping to all users who
 ordered it or upgraded to it directly through us. Users in Canada and
 the U.S. should expect to have the disks arrive in the mail by the first
 week of August.  Due to delays beyond our control, the utilities disk
 and manuals will be mailed out later in August.
 
 Quick ST 3.0 includes support for all ST, STE, Mega ST, and TT
 computers, and supports all of the new TT graphics modes.  Typical text
 and graphics functions of TOS are 3 to 4 times faster when using Quick
 ST 3.0 than without, which means faster screen redraws and faster
 programs, whether on a 520ST running at 8MHz or a Mega STE running at
 16Mhz!
 
 On a TT, the combined power of the 68030 chip and Quick ST 3.0 results
 in text and graphics functions running 10 to 50 times faster than on a
 regular ST. Only Quick 3.0 speeds up all TT screen resolutions.
 
 Quick ST 3.0 beats Quick ST 2.2, Turbo ST 1.84, and NewVDI 1.0 in ALL
 categories of the QINDEX, SPEEDTST, and ZOOMTEST benchmark utilities.
 Users of these products wishing to upgrade to Quick ST 3.0 can do so by
 sending proof of ownership (a photocopy of your disk is fine) and the
 following upgrade fees:
 
       Quick ST 1.8, 2.0, 2.1, or 2.2        - $15
       Quick ST 2.2 (purchased after July 1) - $10
       ICD AdSpeed Quick ST                  - $15
       Turbo ST (any version)                - $20
       NewVDI (any version)                  - $20

 Quick ST 3.0 runs on all version of TOS (from 1.0 to 3.05) and requires
 about 50K of RAM.  A single .PRG file located in the AUTO folder of your
 boot disk is all that is required to add speed to your Atari!  Quick ST
 3.0 does not require separate versions for color or monochrome or
 Moniterm support as do other products.
 
 Quick ST 3.0 may be ordered new for only $34.95 U.S.  Please note that
 you will receive the program disk first, and then the utility disk and
 manual at a later date.  If you are concerned about memory usage, our
 Quick ST 2.2 accelerator is available for only $24.95 U.S.  It isn't
 quite as fast but it requires as little as 20K of RAM.

 For more information about Quick ST 3.0 or Quick ST 2.2, write for our
 free newsletter. Send a self addresses stamped envelope to: Branch
 Always Software, 14150 N.E. 20th St. #302, Bellevue, WA 98007
 





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