Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st May 2007 14:20 UTC
Morphos The Efika motherboard is now available for the promised pricetag of USD 99. On top of that, MorphOS 1.5 2.0 is apparently on its way, and it will support hardware accelerated transparent windows, among other things. Screenshots and pictures can be found at MorphZone. As promised, MorphOS 2.0 will run on the Efika.
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more efrika specs, screens configurations??
by bnolsen on Tue 22nd May 2007 16:47 UTC
bnolsen
Member since:
2006-01-06

I didn't really see as many options or spec sheets on the efrika.
Nor screen shots for that matter.

What all does the $99 include? What extra would the APG riser card cost? Does the AGP riser card make any difference whatsoever over a PCI vid card?

What are the case options and what do they look like?

I like the idea of something like this for playing. Perhaps playing with another OS, perhaps as a springboard for something else.

This thing hardware wise with an ATI 9250 installed likely gives a nintendo Wii a run for its money without having to cirumvent a bunch of DRM. And there's more memory to boot!

Edited 2007-05-22 16:49 UTC

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-ujb- Member since:
2005-10-21

What all does the $99 include? What extra would the APG riser card cost? Does the AGP riser card make any difference whatsoever over a PCI vid card?


For $99 you'll get the board with 128MB RAM and the AGP riser.

You need to add a psu (any atx will do) , case, gfx card (recommended ATi 9250), harddisk and a usb kbd/mouse.

What are the case options and what do they look like?


Best is to do a custom case. Of course you can put it in nearly every case, since the board is so tiny.
You can put it into a 5 1/4" case like for examle this one: http://www.geit.de/deu_efikase.html

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bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

Actually I just found this very handy site.
The PDF is very descriptive aboiut the hardware.

http://book.efika.org/

The "AGP slot" is a PCI2.2 66MHz slot masquerading as an AGP1x part. That leaves out compatability with any AGP 4x/8x board (9500+). Best card for this is a low profile radeon 9250. Scary, I have a voodoo3 2000 laying around somewheres I could scare up with a trash power supply to frankenstein one of these...if I only had the time...

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