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Offline danbeaver

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UltimatePPC rumor
« on: November 16, 2013, 03:45:04 AM »
There is a rumor in the German forums that the UltimatePPC (http://www.ultimateppc.nl) is nearing completion and release!
 

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Re: UltimatePPC rumor
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2013, 02:41:38 PM »
Link to forum please?
 

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Re: UltimatePPC rumor
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2013, 08:37:46 PM »
@danbeaver

Do you have a link to the German forum that mentioned this please?
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Re: UltimatePPC rumor
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2013, 05:19:57 AM »
Quote from: danbeaver;752822
There is a rumor in the German forums that the UltimatePPC (http://www.ultimateppc.nl) is nearing completion and release!


Shpill da beanz or I flame ya!

But seriously, we need info. You can't just drop that on us, we need links for our German speaking members to translate for us. :D
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Offline Akiko

Re: UltimatePPC rumor
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2013, 09:48:05 PM »
Must be a secret! :)
 

Offline Erol

Re: UltimatePPC rumor
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2013, 11:33:16 PM »
Quote from: Akiko;752922
Must be a secret! :)



:)  I want two of these boards please santa.
 

Offline nicholas

Re: UltimatePPC rumor
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2013, 11:02:55 PM »
Isn't this the PPC accelerator that uses a CPU that is binary incompatible with CPUs used in existing accelerators and motherboards?
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Re: UltimatePPC rumor
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2013, 12:00:04 AM »
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Isn't this the PPC accelerator that uses a CPU that is binary incompatible with CPUs used in existing accelerators and motherboards?

Yes, they claim they are using a Freescale QoriQ P1013, and that is e500v2 based and features a very non-standard floating point unit.
The MorphOS development team has been quoted as saying that no other e500 core except the e500mc would be compatible with that OS.
And it is quite a step from the 603 cores used in Amiga accelerators.
It will be interesting to see how this works.

MorphOS support is very unlikely, as beyond the FPU issue, that would still require RTG.

But Amiga OS4 might be made to work on the device.
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Re: UltimatePPC rumor
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2013, 01:10:14 PM »
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Yes, they claim they are using a Freescale QoriQ P1013, and that is e500v2 based and features a very non-standard floating point unit.
The MorphOS development team has been quoted as saying that no other e500 core except the e500mc would be compatible with that OS.
And it is quite a step from the 603 cores used in Amiga accelerators.
It will be interesting to see how this works.

MorphOS support is very unlikely, as beyond the FPU issue, that would still require RTG.

But Amiga OS4 might be made to work on the device.

If it's binary incompatible with existing software then what's the point?  Might as well make an accelerator with an ARM, MIPS, SPARC, AMD64 etc.

I've always hoped that someone with the skills and desire would create an accelerator based on an x86 CPU with a JIT emulation of a 680x0.  A fast enough CPU would run rings around the fastest real 68k chip.  The same accelerator could probably emulate a  PPC faster than any existing B/CSPPC or even this Ultimate PPC card.

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Re: UltimatePPC rumor
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2014, 09:11:16 PM »
Quote from: Iggy;752998
Yes, they claim they are using a Freescale QoriQ P1013, and that is e500v2 based and features a very non-standard floating point unit.
The MorphOS development team has been quoted as saying that no other e500 core except the e500mc would be compatible with that OS.
And it is quite a step from the 603 cores used in Amiga accelerators.
It will be interesting to see how this works.

MorphOS support is very unlikely, as beyond the FPU issue, that would still require RTG.

But Amiga OS4 might be made to work on the device.

While I do like having real big fat board for Classics, (few of mine friends yet have it) it would be elephant in Fiat 500.

Also, MorphOS and AMigaOS 4 teams spoke no word of it, without software side, its just piece for museum or AmigaHistory
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Offline AmiDude

Re: UltimatePPC rumor
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2014, 11:39:48 AM »
It's just another piece of vaporware...
 

Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: UltimatePPC rumor
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2015, 06:08:37 PM »
So, nine days away from the "Amiga30" event in Amsterdam.  The "Ultimate PPC" team are on the bill to be there.  Taking bets on if there's any significant development on this project?  Google tells me nothing...
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Offline carvedeye

Re: UltimatePPC rumor
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2015, 09:30:48 PM »
Well lets hope they do bring it out for production and fingers crossed that they make a one for the 1200 :)
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Re: UltimatePPC rumor
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2015, 08:42:27 AM »
Quote from: nicholas;753040
I've always hoped that someone with the skills and desire would create an accelerator based on an x86 CPU with a JIT emulation of a 680x0.  A fast enough CPU would run rings around the fastest real 68k chip.  The same accelerator could probably emulate a  PPC faster than any existing B/CSPPC or even this Ultimate PPC card.


Now that sounds interesting, and being x86 it would be cheaper to make. I'm in :-)
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Re: UltimatePPC rumor
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2015, 03:40:28 PM »
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Now that sounds interesting, and being x86 it would be cheaper to make. I'm in :-)


And if you use a intel bay trail that not need big fans for cooling you can even fit it in the trapdoor slot of A500\A1200
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