Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Nov 2006 12:42 UTC, submitted by Michal Bergseth
Morphos The MorphOS Team is pleased to announce that the next public release of MorphOS will support the EFIKA. MorphOS is a lightweight and flexible operating system and EFIKA is a low-power and silent miniature mainboard based on the Freescale PPC5200.
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efika
by _df_ on Wed 29th Nov 2006 16:23 UTC
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2005-07-06

well it is underpowered. your comparing it to an amiga thats all dsps and copro's, to efika's single cpu.

its a real shame they didnt just put a sodimm slot on it instead of solder the memory on, as well as the lack of gigabit ethernet. it would have made a great great NAS but no gig-e is a killer. 128mb is also a killer.

you cant tell me its cheaper to solder + buy dram chips vs a sodimm socket.

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RE: efika
by Raffaele on Wed 29th Nov 2006 16:38 in reply to "efika"
Raffaele Member since:
2005-11-12

@ _df_

We amigan users have lots of discussions with Genesi (the manufacturers of Efika).

They are planning to lower as soon as possible the prices of this Efika to only 99 US $, and aim it at embedded market, an then launch on the market Efika2 with onboard ATI graphics chip with DDR memory, RAM DDR on board, DDR ram connector or at least SoDIMM, 1 PCI-X slot and optional FPGA chip on it as coprocessor (FPGA present or not as optional depending from the models).

Edited 2006-11-29 16:40

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RE[2]: efika
by _df_ on Wed 29th Nov 2006 18:18 in reply to "RE: efika"
_df_ Member since:
2005-07-06

@raf, efika2 sounds like a very good move to me. even a sodimm slot would make it infinitly more usable as a micro server / nas etc. not sure about the pci-x slot tho.. pci-x was stillborn. unless you mean pci-express? id rather a plain pci slot or a pci-express slot but not pci-x.....

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