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Offline redrumloa

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Re: Eyetech site updated
« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2002, 12:05:56 AM »
I wont be getting an inital A1 by any means. Has nothing to do with AmigaOS or the techs behind teh board. Just that, my PII is doing alright atm :)

Take that!
Someone has to state the obvious and that someone is me!

Offline KennyR

Re: Eyetech site updated
« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2002, 01:26:45 AM »
Tell me a marketing ploy that *isn't* cynical. Capitalism is, by its very nature, exploitative. In my opinion Eyetech have chosen a maketing ploy which is less cynical than I expected, one that might even get them some new friends. Who knows?

Anybody who doesn't it should live in Cuba. Or North Korea. Or China.

Offline GadgetMaster

Re: Eyetech site updated
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2002, 01:31:53 AM »

ROFL:-D  :-D  :-D
Sometimes I think you could have a complete conversation using those emoticon (smiley) thingies.   :-D  :lol:

Offline KennyR

Re: Eyetech site updated
« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2002, 01:32:15 AM »
Rodney, I don't for a minute think your comment is anything less than flame bait, but its not even particularly clever flame bait.

Feel free to either languish with an ancient 50MHz machine that can't even run GL at a decent speed, or even worse, some dodgy emulator with no future on an x86.


Offline System

Re: Eyetech site updated
« Reply #34 on: June 01, 2002, 01:19:58 PM »
(Mr. Burns) E-e-excelent. (/Mr. Burns)

I'm happy to hear of this. My personal AmigaOne purchase
may now proceed, eventually. I've got the money saved up,
I just need it to be at the dealer now. I've got a dev board
via Forefront to tide me over until then though. :)

Bill Toner

Offline System

Re: Eyetech site updated
« Reply #35 on: June 01, 2002, 01:30:20 PM »
>is there really that big of an advantage of waiting for a G4 board? I see the
>Amiga One SE as a great value and a huge jump in performance. Why would I wait for the XE?

The main difference is the potential of Altivec. It will of course take a bit for
it to be supported buy something (and I don't believe the OS has to do it first, apps
can test the CPU type and offer some Altivec support themselves as well) And also the
option to update to faster than 600MHz chip. There's already faster G3's than that,
and it also offers the possibility of dual G3/G4 CPU modules, though that would
depend a bit more on specific OS support for the process scheduling per chip... And granted
that may be a while, btu at least it offers the possibility, in the event the OS should
go there before we possibly get a G5 motherboard, which would be better than a dualG4
with the current chipset.

And I personally just like to have the potential for future upgrade options.

Offline redfox

Re: Eyetech site updated
« Reply #36 on: June 01, 2002, 10:08:24 PM »
Very sweet news about AmigaOne    :-D

Alan, thanks for explaining what you mean by "underwrite"

Offline jumpship

Re: Eyetech site updated
« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2002, 11:19:10 PM »
@Alan (aka Eyetech)

Thanks for the explanation! But just out of interest, why couldn't you have just said that in the orginal statment? I mean, I can't be the only thick person here...

can I??

er.. hello??

oh guess I am :lol:


Offline HeUnique

Re: Eyetech site updated
« Reply #38 on: June 02, 2002, 09:01:44 AM »

What are eyetech and Hyperion doing?

For full G4 AltiVec support, you'll need GCC 3.1 which knows very well how to work. Unfortunately, it's not binary compatible to GCC 2.95 (which Hyperion are using now) which means binary incompatible - so I imaging you will see support for G4 only at AOS 5.0 (I think Amiga can, just like Unix, put 2 different libraries without breaking each other on the same path, but not sure...)

Regarding G4 pricing - as much as I know - Apple needs about 200-300 trays of G4 (meaning 200,000-300,000) and I'm pretty sure Motorola pumps out more processors then that, so why all the delay to move to G4?

Also, eyetech could just turn to IBM for the processor supplies - IBM could supply it to them (IBM already manufactures it for Nintendo for their gamecube very cheaply)..


Offline whabang

Re: Eyetech site updated
« Reply #39 on: June 03, 2002, 07:40:23 PM »
The CPU in the A1 IS an IBM one
Beating the dead horse since 2002.