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AuthorTopic: A-EON Technology: Introducing Tabor and the A1222  (Read 911 times)

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Offline psxphill

Re: A-EON Technology: Introducing Tabor and the A1222
« Reply #45 on: November 10, 2015, 11:57:15 AM »
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Unsustainable. There is only one PPC manufacturer left for small quantities of PPC processors and the selection of embedded processors is currently limited as can be seen with the handicapped Tabor board's non-standard FPU.

To be fair Freescale started using a standard FPU again in 2008.
The P2040 is considered low end, the P2041 is considered mid range.

It would have made far more sense to design a board around these as they are pin compatible with each other and also more powerful chips (including the 64bit chips from 2012), so the same board could target a wide range of cost points.

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During the Amiga Technologies days, that idea was considered.  The backlash from the community was immediate and vehement.  It would not have been a popular choice.

Yes it was not so obvious back then that x86 would completely demolish PPC in terms of price to performance, so people stood up for their individuality. We are our own worst enemies. I'm not convinced that switching to another cpu now would have a vastly positive effect, although I am constantly surprised that AmigaOS 4 is still going anyway.
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Offline Erol

Re: A-EON Technology: Introducing Tabor and the A1222
« Reply #46 on: November 23, 2015, 10:50:50 PM »
I have a few questions.

1.  Why call it A1222  and not  A1022?
2.  Will this run MorphOS?
3.  Will this Tabor board out perform Sam boards?

Its great news,  whats the price?
 

Offline itix

Re: A-EON Technology: Introducing Tabor and the A1222
« Reply #47 on: November 24, 2015, 07:24:19 AM »
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2.  Will this run MorphOS?


No.
My Amigas: A500, Mac Mini and PowerBook
 

Offline F0LLETT

Re: A-EON Technology: Introducing Tabor and the A1222
« Reply #48 on: November 24, 2015, 11:44:43 AM »
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No.

Hmmmm, How do you know?
Nothing is set in stone.
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Offline OlafS3

Re: A-EON Technology: Introducing Tabor and the A1222
« Reply #49 on: November 24, 2015, 11:57:50 AM »
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Hmmmm, How do you know?
Nothing is set in stone.

because he is member of the MorphOS team and knows the internal discussions?
 

Offline F0LLETT

Re: A-EON Technology: Introducing Tabor and the A1222
« Reply #50 on: November 24, 2015, 12:02:53 PM »
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because he is member of the MorphOS team and knows the internal discussions?


Maybe, but still, nothing is set in stone.
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Offline Yasu

Re: A-EON Technology: Introducing Tabor and the A1222
« Reply #51 on: November 24, 2015, 12:15:51 PM »
Quote from: Erol;799489
3.  Will this Tabor board out perform Sam boards?

Its great news,  whats the price?

Yes, but only slightly on one core (Tabor is dual core). However, it has an incompatible FPU which has to be run in software mode, making all FPU intensive work a whole lot slower than the SAM (which is also the reason MorphOS Team isn't interested in porting their OS to this board). I also wants to mention that both lacks Altivec.

The price is unknown, but it's said to be cheaper than the SAM.

Offline Yasu

Re: A-EON Technology: Introducing Tabor and the A1222
« Reply #52 on: November 24, 2015, 12:22:55 PM »
Quote from: F0LLETT;799514
Maybe, but still, nothing is set in stone.

I talked to the MorphOS developers at Neuss and they _all_ confirmed that they are not even the slightest interested in porting MorphOS to this board. Not at all, nil, zit. I'm not a MorphOS developer but I am a beta tester and I have talked to these guys a lot. I think you can trust me here when I say: it's not going to happen.