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Offline OhioAmiga

UltimatePPC and everything else
« on: May 22, 2012, 10:46:44 PM »
http://ultimateppc.nl/index.php
 
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Offline Iggy

Re: UltimatePPC and everything else
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2012, 10:55:26 PM »
Quote from: OhioAmiga;693916
http://ultimateppc.nl/index.php
 
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"We will work actively with Haage & Partner and any other developer to get these OSes supported..."

Huh?
What about Hyperion, the MorphOS development team, etc.

No CPU is specifically named.
Why would you use a 68040?

I wouldn't count on this getting produced.
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Offline XDelusion

Re: UltimatePPC and everything else
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2012, 11:13:43 PM »
What, no Natami support?
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Re: UltimatePPC and everything else
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2012, 11:21:43 PM »
Looks interesting. I still think i prefer MikeJ's arcade better though. Whether i buy one depends on cost.
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Offline x56h34

Re: UltimatePPC and everything else
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2012, 11:23:07 PM »
Beyond cool...

I hope this sees light of day.
 

Offline Nostalgiac

Re: UltimatePPC and everything else
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2012, 11:31:56 PM »
call me boring or stupid if you like, but if someone ported to http://www.reghardware.com/2012/05/22/chip_maker_via_outs_49_dollar_raspberry_pi_alike/ ... they would actually have a chance to sell more then a dozen copies... (and it would run faster)

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Offline commodorejohn

Re: UltimatePPC and everything else
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2012, 11:55:12 PM »
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call me boring or stupid if you like, but if someone ported to http://www.reghardware.com/2012/05/22/chip_maker_via_outs_49_dollar_raspberry_pi_alike/ ... they would actually have a chance to sell more then a dozen copies... (and it would run faster)
An 800MHz ARM running PowerPC software in emulation is going to outperform an actual PowerPC running at 1.1GHz? Hell, they even have the same speed memory, it's not like the PPC accelerator is going to be cache-starved or anything. (Admittedly, anything on the Zorro III bus is going to be a bottleneck, but I still can't see general execution speed being outperformed by a slower chip running an emulator.)
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Re: UltimatePPC and everything else
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2012, 12:07:34 AM »
This is really what I've been wanting to happen.  A new PPC board that hopefully has a cost that doesn't make me feel like I'm being raped by the entire Amiga community.

Though I see that it's coming with a 2D video card with DVI?  Out of curiosity, and I'm asking this 'cause I don't know whether it would be possible, or if I'm just dreaming.... but weren't the 3Dfx drivers open sourced for Linux a very very very long time ago?  And I'm guessing that's why there ever were 3D drivers for the Amiga that works with the Voodoo cards.  But would it be possible to reverse engineer the hardware based on the software drivers?

I don't know if anything like that has ever been attempted, but wouldn't it be incredibly awesome to get the Voodoo chipset on this?  That would really make it the UltimatePPC.

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Offline AmigaClassicRule

Re: UltimatePPC and everything else
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2012, 12:27:36 AM »
NOW this is what I want my hands on. Now if this actually becomes a reality I will sell my A1200 and buy an A4000 instead. This proves even more that A4000 is way superior over A1200. But I like to own an Amiga 4000D :D :D I like the A4000D way more than A4000T.
 

Offline XDelusion

Re: UltimatePPC and everything else
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2012, 12:36:32 AM »
Anj A600 or A1200 addition would be a major boon if anything. Not many of us are lucky enough to own a 3000 or 4000.
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Re: UltimatePPC and everything else
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2012, 01:59:13 AM »
I managed to get one on eBay.  Almost had a second one, but well... see this thread;

http://www.amiga.org/forums/showthread.php?t=61682

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Offline TheBilgeRat

Re: UltimatePPC and everything else
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2012, 03:04:25 AM »
That...would be awesome!
 

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Re: UltimatePPC and everything else
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2012, 03:46:15 AM »
To be honest i am reluctant to show enthusism with the NatAmi recently being cancelled. I was so enthusiastic about the NatAmi but now i'm gutted. I don't want another emotional rollercoaster ride. What kind of guarantees can they give this will be released?
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Offline Fairdinkem

Re: UltimatePPC and everything else
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2012, 03:49:53 AM »
Will these only fit in Towered versions of the A3000 and A4000 or desktop versions as well?
 

Offline Matt_H

Re: UltimatePPC and everything else
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2012, 04:15:46 AM »
Hot damn, this would be cool to have. Not holding my breath, but hope to see progress (and a release?) in the coming months!