Mediator PCI 1200SX

Zorro II: None
Zorro III: None
ISA: None
PCI: 6 (Active, 2.1 compliant, 33Mhz)
Video Slots: None
Other: None

The Mediator PCI 1200SX is a busboard designed to give towered A1200s active PCI slots. The mediator supports busmastering in all slots as well as 32bit DMA with a 4GB address space and is capable of transferring at 132MB/sec between cards and 50MB/sec to the A1200. The mediator can also use part of the RAM located on the graphics card as a DMA buffer, which is extremely fast memory compared to the Amiga's own Fast RAM, and in many cases is 10 times as fast. It contains both AT and ATX power connectors, allowing the busboard as well as the Amiga to be powered from a standard PC power supply. It has been reported that the Mediator does not work with the Viper 1240 or Viper 1260. The Mediator 1200SX is designed to be used with one of the following tower systems.

E-BOX (Winner Tower, Power Tower)
Infinitiv Tower
EZ Tower

At the time of writing, drivers exist for the following cards/chipsets

Graphics Cards Voodoo3 2000
Voodoo3 2000
Voodoo 3 3000
Voodoo 4 4500
Voodoo 5 5500
ViRGE 86C325 chipset
ViRGE/DX 86C375 chipset
Network Cards Compex RL2000
Holtek HT80232
Holtek HT80229
NetVin NV5000SC
Realtek RTL 8029 chipset
SureCom NE34
VIA 86C926 chipset
Winbond 89C940F chipset
Realtek RTL8139B chipset
Realtek RTL 8139C chipset
Realtek RTL 8139D chipset
TV / Capture Cards Brooktree BT 848A chipset
Brooktree BT 849A chipset
Brooktree BT 878A chipset
Fusion 878A chipset
Fusion 879A chipset
Sound Cards CT 5880 chipset
ES 1370 chipset
ES 1371 chipset
ES 1373 chipset
EV 1938 chipset
Mixers EMU10K1 chipset
EMU10K2 chipset
ForteMedia 801 chipset
USB Cards Spider
Spider II
MPEG-2 / DVD Decoders EM 8300 chipset
EM 8400 chipset

For a more specific list, please see Elbox

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Thanks to Marguet Steve-David, Cernoch Zdenek, Olivier Croquette and Elbox