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Offline xeron

ACK Announces 1.0Ghz and 1.7Ghz CPU modules for AmigaOne
« on: April 24, 2006, 12:34:27 PM »
ACK Software Controls, Inc. has announced the upcoming availability of two new AmigaOne XE & Micro CPU modules. The first CPU module will be equipped with a Freescale MC7448 CPU clocked at 1GHz. The 1GHz module will retail for $500.00 US Dollars. The second CPU module will be equipped with a Freescale MC7448 clocked at 1.7GHz will retail for $850.00 US Dollars. Both CPU modules will be eqipped with a high quality heatsink and fan to ensure quiet, reliable operation.

Estimated Availability June 19/2006

If you are interested, send mail to: a.kowalczyk@sympatico.ca

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Re: ACK Announces 1.0Ghz and 1.7Ghz CPU modules for AmigaOne
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2006, 01:27:13 PM »
I do not usually comment on these type of things, but did I miss something here.

I thought they were supposed to be developing replacement mobos to the A1.  

These prices seem very high.  I assumne they are cutting edge for PPC, but what is the point
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Re: ACK Announces 1.0Ghz and 1.7Ghz CPU modules for AmigaOne
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2006, 02:22:31 PM »
Some people have broken CPU modules, others just want faster CPUs. The extremely high price tag is all down to low production numbers.

Sure, they're very expensive for what they are, but if someone wants it and can afford it, well, now they can have it.

Edit: Also, this is a seperate project from the PowerVixxen, which is an alternative to the AmigaOne and uses a cheaper CPU.
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Re: ACK Announces 1.0Ghz and 1.7Ghz CPU modules for AmigaOne
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2006, 03:19:02 PM »
wooof...  :-o
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Re: ACK Announces 1.0Ghz and 1.7Ghz CPU modules for AmigaOne
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2006, 03:31:29 PM »
Meow ?

-edit-
actually I'd be tempted by a 1.7GHz G4 - represents one hell of an upgrade on my 800MHz G3.

$850USD represents something like £500GBP. (today it was £475)
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Re: ACK Announces 1.0Ghz and 1.7Ghz CPU modules for AmigaOne
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2006, 03:33:54 PM »
Hmmm...

It's nice that they're available and those people with fried CPUs can now replace them, but I think I'll stick with the 800MHz chip in my A1. They're just too expensive to justity upgrading such a board - The A1's low memory speed and slow frontside bus just can't use these chips to their full potential. Now if we could see these chips in a newer motherboard....

I'm still game for a PowerVixxen, though!
 

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Re: ACK Announces 1.0Ghz and 1.7Ghz CPU modules for AmigaOne
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2006, 03:33:59 PM »
The prices are good if you compare to the equivalent MAC upgrade.  :-)
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Re: ACK Announces 1.0Ghz and 1.7Ghz CPU modules for AmigaOne
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2006, 04:08:43 PM »
Pegasos II Motherboard and 7447 1GHz CPU-module: $618 USD
Pegasos II 7447 1GHz CPU-module alone: $304 USD
Pegasos II 750->7447 CPU-upgrade: $251 USD
(today's prices in a swedish shop, incl taxes, used google's currency converter).

Damn Mac upgrades must be overpriced like hell...




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Re: ACK Announces 1.0Ghz and 1.7Ghz CPU modules for AmigaOne
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2006, 05:14:55 PM »
Piru

yes the mathematics speak for themselves... rather stunning the pricing, but understandable.

However, why anyone would sink that into their A1 is beyond me, I mean what would this pure cpu power be needed for with OS4?? We all know linux isnt fully supported so that is no real argument, especially considering the bus and ram speed and HW bugs..

A1 owners should by a complete Peg setup and have 2 boxes instead of 1.

But, I will say it its a good option for people who have fried cpu cards. Where is Eyetech? They dont honor warranty??

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Re: ACK Announces 1.0Ghz and 1.7Ghz CPU modules for AmigaOne
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2006, 05:30:19 PM »
I bought a powerpc mac mini (1.3ghz) brand new from apple for £360 with 40gb hd and 512mb ram.

Not that overpriced.. :)
 

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Re: ACK Announces 1.0Ghz and 1.7Ghz CPU modules for AmigaOne
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2006, 05:33:10 PM »
I had not considered people who had burnt out cpu modules.  And I understand to a degree why the price so high.  I also am all for, if you can afford it, and want it , then why not buy it.   It does not affect my life in anyway.

It just seems a bit of a waste of time is all
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Re: ACK Announces 1.0Ghz and 1.7Ghz CPU modules for AmigaOne
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2006, 05:35:10 PM »
@magnetic

Not everyone wants a Pegasos. I'd rather get a faster CPU for my A1 than buy a Pegasos. But as it is i'm probably not going to buy either since there are many other things to spend my money on.
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Re: ACK Announces 1.0Ghz and 1.7Ghz CPU modules for AmigaOne
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2006, 06:43:32 PM »
@magnetic

Some of those people have had their CPU die since the warranty expired.  Although I'm not excusing Eyetech for the warranties they havn't honored.

And Helgis for example wouldn't have been covered because he invalidated his warranty by overclocking the CPU.
 

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Re: ACK Announces 1.0Ghz and 1.7Ghz CPU modules for AmigaOne
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2006, 06:45:30 PM »
@piru

Shame the modules arn't interchangeable.
 

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Re: ACK Announces 1.0Ghz and 1.7Ghz CPU modules for AmigaOne
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2006, 06:52:16 PM »
Just wondering why Mac modules won't work?  The old PowerMac G4 has the same megarray connector, as far as I remember, and a Sonnet encore dual 1.8Ghz G4 is $250 cheaper than the single 1.7Ghz above while a 1Ghz G4 is $200.  Surely that makes more sense for A1 owners who absolutely must have a new CPU.