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[5]: Comment by TheDAX
by KugelKurt on Tue 5th Jan 2010 21:31 UTC 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[6]: Comment by TheDAX
by SamuraiCrow on Tue 5th Jan 2010 21:39 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by TheDAX"
SamuraiCrow Member since:
2005-11-19

Notes: "...probably never seen one in the wild."

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RE[7]: Comment by TheDAX
by KugelKurt on Tue 5th Jan 2010 21:59 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by TheDAX"
KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

Notes: "...probably never seen one in the wild."

Ever seen a Titan APM 83290 CPU in the wild?

But hey... if you believe hard enough, you'll get a 64-bit CPU... for sure!

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RE[6]: Comment by TheDAX
by zizban on Tue 5th Jan 2010 21:41 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by TheDAX"
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

You misread. It conforms to the 2.04 version of the standard which is the PA6T from PA Semi, which is 64 bits.

So, 64 bits.

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RE[7]: Comment by TheDAX
by KugelKurt on Tue 5th Jan 2010 21:54 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by TheDAX"
KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

You misread. It conforms to the 2.04 version of the standard which is the PA6T from PA Semi, which is 64 bits.

So, 64 bits.

Sure! After Apple bought PA Semi two years ago, Apple will happily ship PWRficient chips to Amiga, just because Apple likes Amiga sooooooo much!

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