ZZ9000 Compendium

Much more than a modern Amiga graphics card
Compiled by a ZZ9000 owner and enthusiast

Updated: January 4, 2021 | ZZ9000 is 2019-2021 MNT Research GmbH


Preface | Specifications | Requirements / Compatibility | Production / Shipping | Installation | Screen Modes
Add-Ons | Apps 'n ARMs | Benchmarks | Features | Support / Troubleshooting | F.A.Q. | Links | Contact


IMPORTANT: There is a critical defect in the MNT ZZ9000 R-1 and R-2 circuit board that needs to be fixed to avoid damaging your ZYNQ module.

Technical details: https://notes.mnt.re/s/BkBGokgMw

If you have not received an e-mail from MNT Research about this problem, write to
lukas [at] mntre.com immediately for servicing options or risk damaging your card!

Additional resources: ZZ9000 Trace Cutting (IRC/#mnt-amiga SchLikA)

Preface

Please note that these unofficial pages are a work in progress intended only to serve as a helpful user-to-user reference and overview of the ZZ9000. They are not intended to mirror or detract from Lukas Hartmann/MNT Research GmbH's official website and support.

Many thanks to Lukas Hartmann for his hard work and dedication in developing and producing this card for Amiga 2000-, 3000-, and 4000-series, as well as the Amiga 500 and 500+ (or other custom Amiga also using a Zorro II adapter like Rob Cranley's Z-500 or the Checkmate 1500 Zorro adapter).

Thanks also to _Bnu, shanshe and Chain|Q (and anyone else I may have missed) for their code contributions—if you've contributed any ZZ9000-related code, please let me know so I can add your name.

The ZZ9000 provides much-needed modern hardware to 'big box' Amiga owners; all that's needed is software to tap into it.

The latest (stable) firmware and driver version for all ZZ9000-supported Amigas is 1.8. The ZZTop tool hasn't changed since 1.1 Beta and can also be used with all ZZ9000-supported Amiga models.

Enhancements in v1.8 (released January 1, 2021):

Important:

Firmware 1.8 requires the new RTG driver version 1.8. Please download and install ZZ9000Installer1_8.lha on your Amiga before installing the 1.8 firmware (as recommended by Lukas Hartmann).

Note: For A2000, use the "zorro2" firmware. For A500, one of the others, depending on if you have an A500+ or A500.