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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RE[3]: Comment by TheDAX
by KugelKurt on Tue 5th Jan 2010 21:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by TheDAX"
KugelKurt
Member since:
2005-07-06

Who said it was 32-bit only.

"It comes with a dual-core PowerPC processor, conforming to the Power ISA 2.04 standard."

Compliant cores ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_Architecture#Power_ISA_v.2.04 ):
# The PA6T core from P.A. Semi
# Titan from AMCC

P.A. Semi was bought by Apple and does not ship any PPC CPUs any longer.
And "Titan is a family of 32-bit Power Architecture-based microprocessors designed by Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC)."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titan_%28microprocessor%29

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RE[4]: Comment by TheDAX
by SamuraiCrow on Tue 5th Jan 2010 21:24 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by TheDAX"
SamuraiCrow Member since:
2005-11-19

The AmigaOne X generation will come with a variety of CPUs, conforming to the Power ISA 2.04 and newer standards. The X1000 processor currently has very limited availability, and you've probably never seen one in the wild, so don't worry too much about it. For now, please be content with knowing that it's a dual-core Power Architectureâ„¢ CPU, with a very low Thermal Design Point. For reference, our designers have been running the cores at 1.6GHz during thermal testing, but this isn't the exact nominal clock speed.


--Taken from A-Eon.com
Notes: "...and newer standards.", "...variety of CPUs..."

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RE[5]: Comment by TheDAX
by KugelKurt on Tue 5th Jan 2010 21:31 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by TheDAX"
KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

Notes: "...and newer standards.", "...variety of CPUs..."

OK, then let's look which CPUs support newer PowerISA standards:
POWER6, POWER7, and e500mc.
I seriously doubt that a high-end server POWER6 or 7 CPU will be build into an ATX computer, not to mention that POWER6 starts at 3.6GHz, not 1.x.
That leaves the e500mc which "is a 32-bit Power Architecture-based microprocessor core from Freescale Semiconductor". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PowerPC_e500

So yes, 32-bit.

Edited 2010-01-05 21:37 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by TheDAX
by Chris Nillissen on Wed 6th Jan 2010 00:09 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by TheDAX"
Chris Nillissen Member since:
2009-05-04

TheDax your naughty ;) your missing the first bullet point....

it also supports Cores that comply with the Power ISA v.2.03 stadards.

And these include:
Freescale Power PC
IBM PowerPC Power5 & Power6
IBM Cell which is in effect a 64bit chip

And for those of you talking about GHZ these processors range from between 3.2 to 5GHZ.

Another point to make is that one of the guys involved with A-eon is Ben Hermans, who used to be CEO/Director of Hyperion Entertainment, and he has always been a big fan of the Cell processor.

Edited 2010-01-06 00:17 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by TheDAX
by KugelKurt on Wed 6th Jan 2010 00:29 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by TheDAX"
KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

IBM axed Cell a short while ago. Some Cell tech will be incorporated into future POWER processors, but Cell itself is dead now.

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