Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Jul 2009 15:30 UTC
Amiga & AROS So we finally meet! You can't imagine how hard I've tried to get my hands on a machine that could run AmigaOS 4 in all its glory. I've never used the Amiga before - not during its heydays, and not during its afterglow - so it meant an unexplored world for me. You can imagine my excitement when ACube Systems, makers of the sam440ep board that runs AmigaOS 4.1, offered a review machine to me, built around their own PowerPC sam440ep flex motherboard.
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Lecta
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2009-07-14

Uh? Where did you read that?

That's totally wrong.

ACube produces the board by itself and the board is quite different from the AMCC's eval board - the "Yosemite" (totally different I would say).
A reference board from AMCC costs about 1000 EUR so it would be very "costly" for ACube to buy them, doing "slight modifications" and resell a whole system for less than 700 EUR. They surely would not last for a long time doing that.

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

The evakits don't go for 1000 euro. They go for around 500 euro for the bigger ones in larger batches, according to AMCC.

EDIT: On the Acube website there is no claim of producing the boards themselves. They do however write it is based on the AMCC 440EP, which btw. have very similar specs (except not being overclocked and with less memory).

Edited 2009-07-14 17:49 UTC

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