Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Nov 2012 23:40 UTC
Apple Another Apple-to-switch-Macs-to-ARM post. "Apple engineers have grown confident that the chip designs used for its mobile devices will one day be powerful enough to run its desktops and laptops, said three people with knowledge of the work, who asked to remain anonymous because the plans are confidential. Apple began using Intel chips for Macs in 2005." No idea when Apple will make the switch, but they will do it. I'm thinking 5-10 year timeframe.
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moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

No, you are completely lucid, for the Amiga 500:

Motorola 68000 - Main processor
Fat Agnus - OCS / ECS display controller
Denise / Super Denise - OCS / ECS display encoder
Paula - audio and I/O controller
Gary - system address decoder

For the Amiga 600:

Similar to the 500, just with one difference.

Gayle - system address decoder and IDE controller

For the Amiga 1200:

Alice - AGA display controller
Lisa - AGA display encoder
Paula - audio and I/O controller
Gayle - system address decoder and IDE controller

This is also how game consoles work, with specialized sets of chips.

Edited 2012-11-07 08:20 UTC

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Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Thank you. And I used to have an Amiga tower... you would think I would remember. :/ It stinks getting old and losing your memory/sanity.

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