Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2720 from 2003/2/24
Well, since the 5040 is essentially pointless (from an "Amiga" perspective), it would have been better to only do *one* board that fully make use of the *5020 specs*. Now they have obviously made compromises to be able to use the same board with a CPU that no Amigan wants or needs.
*5010 have same specs but can be more amigan
- A Cyrus motherboard designed exclusively for the P5010/P5020 specs, equipped with the cheaper P5010 CPU, would have been the best option for OS4 in regards to price/specs.
- Instead they used the more expensive P5020, making OS4 users pay extra for a CPU core they have no need or use for.
- But not only that, the Cyrus board design itself is cripled (being less than what it could have been with 5020/5010) to be able to use the P5040, which is even more expensive and will have *three* unused cores in OS4, thus being even further away from what makes sense for OS4.
IMHO this rymes poorly with the statements that the "AmigaOne X5000 is exclusively built [being an "Amiga"] for OS4"
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