Welcome to Apollo Accelerators website !



The Apollo CPU is a modern CISC CPU design.

What is it ?

Apollo is an affordable accelerator board product line for Amiga Classic. It uses the Apollo core which is a code compatible Motorola M68K and ColdFire processor but is 3 to 4 time faster than the fastest 68060 at time. It also brings Amiga Classic near to Amiga NG by bringing video through HDMI with millions of colours.

Is that real ?

Yes ! Vampire has been (and is still) under development for years by talented and passionated people. Today, they are bringing the Amiga Classic community the accelerator they deserve.

Detailed datasheet


What Vampire accelerators brings to your Amiga.

Fastest Amiga CPU ever

Faster than a 68060 at 100MHz, capable of Next Gen workloads (watching movies, listening to digital music, etc.)

Digital Video Output

32-Bit HDMI output from RTG and SAGA. No more need for ScanDoublers, FlickerFixers or 15KHz screens. You can now plug in your new shiny LCD screen.

SD Card Storage

Use a blazing fast MicroSD card as hard drive and say goodbye to your aging floppies and old SCSI drives.

User upgradable

New cores are uploaded directly from your Amiga, giving you new functionalities and performances when they hit the street.

Loads of memory

Ever heard of the sentence "640K Ought to be Enough for Anyone" ? Vampire is cranking it up to 128MB.


Who can bring twice as much performance at fraction of the cost of an old accelerator ? We also think paying 1500€ for a 68060 accelerator plus RTG is madness.

Where to buy

Vampire 600 V2 Vampire 500 V2 Vampire 1200
Cyclone 3 FPGA, 128MB RAM, HDMI, microSD
Cyclone 3 FPGA, 128MB RAM, HDMI, IDE, microSD


Gunnar "BigGun" von Boehn (CPU Designer)
Christoph "ceiach" Hoehne (CPU Designer)
Igor "Majsta" Majstorovic (Hardware Designer)
Brian "kipper2k" Robotham (Hardware Designer)
cgugl, flype, freemilk, gmlsmurf, grond, guibrush, mfilos, Ng, ShK and TuKo (test team)
and all the others !

Lot of people were and are involved into Vampire design, list would be too long to name them all.


Latest Stable Core : GOLD
(Release date: 05.09.16, ChangeLog)
Disclaimer : The firmware utility listed above can brick your product if applied incorrectly. Power failure during flashing can brick your accelerator, you will need to reprogram by an USB Blaster device in the event of a bricking. Apollo team is not responsible for any loss of data, system failure, or damages arising from the use of this tool. Please be sure to have a backup of your system and your data.
Latest SAGA Driver : Version 0.10c
(Updated on: 09.10.16)
1) Flash your Vampire with latest GOLD core (mandatory).
2) Get and install Picasso96 package from here. Select uaegfx during installation.
3) Get GiggleDisk from here and install it in C:.
4) Install this driver.
Vampire wallpapers

Contact us

Want more information ? Just get in touch with us ! Also join us on IRC (Freenode) in #Apollo-Team channel.