Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4695 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
Sounds like the X5000 will be an el-cheapo machine for people who cannot afford a Talos Mainboard + CPU.
That is a good comparison.
Hopefully, in time either the price of Power 8 systems will fall, or somebody will develop a Power 8/9 derivative aimed a desktop applications.
Either way, since Freescale commits to long production cycles, even if they no longer focus on PPC cpus, the current e5500 and e6500 based processors should be available for several more years.[ Edited by Jim 15.10.2016 - 21:19 ]
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