Its not that people don't take the A1200 seriously as a stock machine, its still pretty capable, but when the A1200 came out, it was being directly compared to modern PC's (which it was already behind), and the demo scene not wanting to be left behind had big PC productions to compete against, and a stock A1200 simply wasn't going to last long. Fast ram was the norm for a lot of A1200 owners and that delivers a decent speed boost for certain code applications, and then processor cards got cheap enough that demos started using them.ctirad wrote:That is very true and it is just another proof that stock A1200 is not taken seriously even by the Amiga users. Most Amiga user says "A1200" but in fact they mean a 68060 machine with a plenty of FastRAM.calimero wrote:On eab I ask them to point me to best A1200+FastRAM 3D demos since I have trouble to find these kind of demos since almost all demos on A1200 require accelerator.
Very few Amiga owners have an 060 card. I would say the most common configuration is A1200+Fastram+030card+hard drive, and thats decent enough.
The A1200 is alright, but with not much money spent on it, it was so much better.