Rev 4 Card, Front view
Rev 4 Card, Rear View
Rev 6 Card, Front View
Upgraded with guru rom 6.10, front
Upgraded with guru rom 6.10, back
Hi Res Version, Rev 4 Front
- 2000 x 750, 209K
Hi Res Version, Rev 4, Rear
- 1012 x 380, 86K
Hi Res Version, Rev 6, Front
- 3015 x 1185, 856K
Closeup of CPU
- 2048 x 1536, 689K
Hi Res Version of Box Front
- 1400 x 596, 100K
Hi Res Version of Box Rear
- 2000 x 850, 242K
Picture of the manual
- 1275 x 1610, 204K

 

Processor: 040@33MHz
FPU: Internal
MMU: Internal
Max Ram: 64MB
Ram Type: 4 x GVP 64pin SIMM32 modules.

A 68040 accelerator for the A2000 which is designed to plug into the CPU Fast slot.

The card takes the custom GVP 64pin SIMM32 modules which are not compatible with the various other 64pin and 72-pin SIMM formats which existed at the time.

The card contains a 33C93A-based SCSI-II controller providing both an internal 50pin connector, and an external DB25 connector with removable SCSI termination resistor packs. The card has a 9pin serial port on board and a connector for attaching 25pin parallel port backplate. The parallel port can be configured to operate like a convential Amiga parallel port, or more like a PC parallel port.

The card also contains a connector on the back side for attaching the GVP EGS 110/24 graphics card.
 

Jumpers

Jumper Open Closed
J2 Reserved (Default) Reserved
J3 Reserved (Default) Reserved
J4 SCSI Enabled SCSI Disabled
J5 Disabled Autobooting Enable Autobooting (Default)
J7 Disable MMU Enable MMU (Default)
J8 Reserved Reserved (Default)
J10 Reserved Reserved (Default)
J15 Reserved (Default) Reserved
J16 Reserved Reserved (Default)
J17 Reserved (Default) Reserved
J18 Reserved (Default) Reserved
J19 Reserved (Default) Reserved
J20 16MB SIMMs Installed 4MB SIMMs Installed (Default)
J21 Reserved Reserved (Default)
J22 Burst On Burst Off (Default)
J24 Reserved Reserved (Default)
J26 DTACK Off (Default) DTACK On
J27 Reserved Reserved (Default)

Note: Jumper 26 corrects a flaw which exists in early 4.x versions of the A2000. If your A2000 is Rev 4.3 or earlier, J26 should likely be closed.

 

Jumper Pins 1&2 Pins 2&3
CN6 Hard Drive LED Hard Drive LED
CN9 Use Amiga Style Parallel Port (Default) Use PC Style Parallel Port
CN11 Reserved Reserved (Default)
CN12 Reserved (Default) Reserved
CN19 Reserved Reserved
CN20 Reserved (Default) Reserved


This board supports the FastROM 4.x, and the GuruROM V6 3rd party upgrade driver.  Details on the SCSI interface and driver can be found on the GVP HC8 Series II SCSI controller page.

This board maps all memory at a >16MB address range via the driver ROM.  1-4 4MB SIMM32's provide up to 16MB.  1-4 16MB SIMM32s provide up to 64MB. With 4 modules of the same type, burst mode is supported, improving memory performance.  Modules should be all of the same size, or gaps will appear in the (normally) contiguous memory map.  A single smaller SIMM should be in the last (lower) slot if that is all that is available.

This board can use the C= 68040.library, or the MuLibs 68040.library.  Of the original C= 68040.library releases, the V44.2 release from the OS 3.9 upgrade offering is considered the most stable, followed by the V37.30 available from the A3640/A4000 support media.  GVP media may have earlier V37 versions.  The MuLibs 68040.library package is actively supported and recomended, and available on Aminet (Search on MuLibs).

The support tools for the board include GVPCPUCtrl, of which the FastROM and MoveSSP options are recommended to enhance performance.  You may also use the MuLibs support tools that perform similar duties.  Support media images are available for download from GVP-M.COM and the latest v4.x driver ROM is available from the driver writer's website.

This board is supported by the GuruROM V6 3rd-party upgrade driver.