Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 7th Aug 2011 22:30 UTC
Amiga & AROS How about we end this weekend on a happy note? Something we can all agree on is a good thing, so that we can all be happy and frolic and hand out hugs and kisses? I've got a video for you guys and girls. A production video of how a certain motherboard is being assembled. However, this is no ordinary board. This is the rev. 2.1 versions of the A-eon AmigaOne X1000 - which will be shipped out to beta testers next week.
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RE[2]: Comment by kovacm
by kovacm on Mon 8th Aug 2011 11:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kovacm"
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you are right. PA6T is now Apple CPU ;)

just found interesting reading by Jon Stokes, little off-topic, about PA6T:

"But they didn't jump ship for performance or performance/watt reasons. They jumped ship because they no longer care about making leading-edge computer hardware. They also don't care about PC market share, or any of that other G3-era Mac Faithful malarkey. From now on, merely "good enough" is good enough for the Mac line, and the real innovation will come in the form of post-PC gadgets and entertainment-oriented, techno-cool doohickeys. But I repeat myself..."

it will be really interesting to see what Apple did miss/gain with jumping to x86.

PA6T was GREAT CPU on paper back then in 2007.

on-topic: I will spend 600euro for FireBee for sure.
What is price of Amiga X1000 and what of NatAMI ?

btw XMOS is so...... Atari 1988. ;)

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

Wow that ars article is 100% spot on. That was published before the announcement of the iphone, right?

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RE[4]: Comment by kovacm
by kovacm on Tue 9th Aug 2011 12:08 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kovacm"
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you have date on first post in forum connected to this article, it say:

26 Oct 2005 21:07 - so it's long before iPhone ;)

btw 10x corto for link! I'll read it now...

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by corto on Tue 9th Aug 2011 06:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kovacm"
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If you are interested in the PA Semi jewel, I wrote an article for Obligement, an french Amiga website that is a huge data source : (history and characteristics of the PA6T-1682M).
Any feedback is welcome.
About the X1000 machine, that will be great to get it and finally see it used in a desktop computer.

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Earl Colby pottinger Member since:

To me they seem to be making the same mistake as Atari did. IE: Only one co-processor on the motherboard.

A 16-CPU or more Transputer system could do things no other machine could do at that time. A single one was no better than any other high end CPU available then.

Same for the co-processor here in this Amiga, not that it has to come with 16 CPUs, just have the sockets on the motherboard or deliver a shipping daughter-board that will supports a large number of additional co-processors and maybe this Amiga will be worth looking at. But as it stands, what can it do that you can't do on a modern day quad/octal core machine? I am not just meaning Intel, multi-core ARM and MIPS CPUs are available today.

The chip Amiga wants to use needs to be available in large arrays to out-perform what is already available. When will they deliver such machines?

Edited 2011-08-09 20:18 UTC

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