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Re: AmigaOne X5000
On Mon, 13 Mar 2017, David Hopper wrote:
Don't be too sad, the Apollo Vampire 68080 "spiritual successor" to the
MC680x0 line is imminent, works even in an A1000 and is apparently
nipping at the older PPC cores.
That rocks. Thanks for pointing it out. FPGAs are really yielding some
wonderful results these days. I have one of those MiST FPGA boxes that
I've had loads of fun with.
I don't have a dog in this hunt (I've taken my A3000 as far as it can
go), I have no idea how close to production it is, but I do find it an
interesting project to follow.
What would be amazing would be a physical CPU upgrade for original
Commodore hardware or better yet, a re-issue of the A4000 or A3000 with
refactored hardware (or simply a new AGA-or-better 68080 Amiga).
But according to a few mentions in the forums, the MMU is very different
from the traditional 680x0s and may be a non-starter for NetBSD.
Hmm, one would think that'd be a non-issue if it starts from a position of
backward compatibility. However, I haven't done much more than open the
web site. One factor that influences if NetBSD gets a port is simply "how
interesting is the whole-product." If someone made an interesting computer
system with that CPU, then it'd likely get a port if it was cheap enough
for mortals to procure.
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