Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jan 2010 13:44 UTC
Amiga & AROS After days of wild speculation and ridiculously fast-growing threads on AmigaWorld.net, we finally know most of what we need to know about the new Amiga. This is not just a random PowerPC evaluation board that you can stuff in a generic case - no, this is an all-new system with a custom motherboard, and some very, very interesting innovations - like a fully customisable co-processor. Twenty-five years after the introduction of the first Amiga, this is one heck of a machine.
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Less powerful than a Xbox360...
by TheDAX on Tue 5th Jan 2010 18:45 UTC
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2010-01-05

Even without adding a cluster of Xcores, this thing has a PCI-E 16X slot that could hold, say, a Radeon HD5800.

Now I have tryed Devil may Cry 4, Street Fighter IV and Grid (Race Driver) on a entry level 2.1Ghz intel dual core + Radeon 4830 (quite entry level nowadays) and the above games did run at NATIVE (not upscaled) 1920x1080 with details set at max + 4xAA and 8x Anisotropic Filtering (8x-16X on Street Fighter IV).

X-Box 360 with its 3 3.2Ghz cores can only dream of those settings (talk about as the CPU alone doesn't mean anything nowadays).

By the same token an AmigaOne X1000 + powerful RadeonHD card would run circles around an X-Box 360 and as i said, that is even without taking advantage of its biggest innovation: the use of transputer like cluster computing via the Xorro slot.

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