Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2793 from 2006/3/21
From: Northern Calif...
A G5 "Quad" only has 2 2core CPUs
Supporting the Quad would also mean supporting Single-CPU-DualCore G5s which are not liquid cooled and might be a bit less ineffective than the current 2-CPU-SingleCore G5s.
Supporting any given PCIe in a G5 is just a matter of providing the init code (won't be able to show OF or use OSX)
Your X1000 allready has 2cores and might in reallife allready be faster then an X5000 (regardless wether the OS uses 1 or 2 cores)
I think there are very few benchmarks that will show the X1000 to be faster than the X5000, but I do like the fact that the PA6T has Altivec support, and I will probably stick with my X1000 after I have more time to consider the pros and cons of each computer. The only reason I am even considering a X5000, is because of the future MorphOS support. I know that it makes no sense for the MorphOS Dev. Team to support the X1000, and I would not ask them to waste time that could be better used to complete the new x64 version of MorphOS, but that does not stop me from wishing that MorphOS could run on my X1000.
Who knows, maybe with enough influence from A-Eon, AmigaOS4.x will eventually become more bearable to use (but I have no faith in Hyperion completing AmigaOS4.2 as advertised).
MorphOS - The best Next Gen Amiga choice.