Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 11971 from 2003/5/22
> descaling /020 and /040 boards to /00 single core CPU high freq.
While technically possible for A-Eon to have CyrusPlus boards with P5010 manufactured (which would make it /10, not /00), it wouldn't really make sense for the following reasons:
- The P5010 has been EOL'ed
(last delivery 09/2020) just like the P5020.
- The cost saving compared to the P5020 is tiny in relation to the overall board price, and Linux would noticably suffer from running everything on a single core.
- The P5010 does not clock any higher than the P5020. In fact, the P5040 clocks higher than both.
> Having dual core since x1000 does NOT make sense unless real
> AMP,SMP ... is supported.
X1000 and X5000 (and A1222) being at least dual-core may have more reasons
than just the announced multicore support for OS4 (and better Linux performance).
> Since OS4 (and MOS) are dependent on single core high clocked high
> cached CPU, its either best possible support to G5 boards [...].
> Thus TALOS board [...] does not make much sense for MOS OS4 saga.
As has been established, Blackbird would be way better suited than Talos II, and spec-wise it would make at least as much sense for MorphOS/OS4 as the quad-G5 and the X5000/40, and even more sense with regard to the POWER9's much higher single-core performance than anything MorphOS/OS4 currently run natively on.
If it wasn't for the extreme price increase over the years...