Log#08 : Open Graphics board needs more preorders !

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A backup of the blog before the host erases it. A good opportunity to review the development, twists and turns of this ISA !

Yann Guidon / YGDESYann Guidon / YGDES 04/06/2020 at 22:160 Comments

By whygee on Friday 14 November 2008, 19:18 - More or less related

I got a nice contact with the Open Graphics project :

They need more than 40 preorders before then can do the first batch of boards ! With the biiiig FPGA on this, helped with the fat and fast SDRAM, it's not just a good candidate for a graphics card, it's a dream for CPU designers !! And look at those nice extension connectors...

It's going to cost roughly $1500. If I had the money, I'd buy it right away. However I'm broke AND the free Xilinx software tools don't seem to work for this large FPGA. Again, I'll have to do what I have done during years : wait...


This was not a real success... After a while, I had stewardship of their DNS but nothing came as I expected.