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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Dasher42
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2007-04-05

It sounded like you were thinking that the XCore is an FPGA. I agree, an FPGA as a standard part of a desktop computer would be brilliant. I'd love to see hardware acceleration on-the-fly for more tasks. I would think that an FPGA would have been a natural choice, especially given the success of the MiniMig in emulating a classic Amiga.

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rhyder Member since:
2005-09-28

I would have prefered to see the OS come supplied with a standard API to use the GPU as a DSP. This is already proven technology. If you need more power, you could always add a second PCI express graphics card.

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