Genesi... How about making new G4 cpu cards for PegasosII?
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    Simon
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    Powermac G4's are dirt cheap and less prone to failure, mod the Radeon you have in the G5 so it runs in one of those and off you go !
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11478 from 2003/5/22
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    > Is there a PPC computer that can cost below 500 euros?

    Yes, the latest PPC generation of gaming consoles ;-)

    > Andreas, I know I can transfer my key to other machine. The problem is that at this
    > moment is imposible for me to buy something.

    Ah okay, understood.
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    Zylesea
    Posts: 2018 from 2003/6/4
    Quote:

    tolkien schrieb:

    Is there a PPC computer that can cost below 500 euros?



    Depends all on volume and computing power.
    The following rule of thumb can be assumrd to be valid:
    Higher volume and lesser computing power yield to lower price.
    Low volume and high performance - > high price.

    additionally clever design choices can lower cost, too.

    That means: X1000 - low volume, rather high power and an, at least from the economic POV - suboptimal design choices (freaking expensive SoC, useless additions (the X stuff), huge board..) -> insane price

    Sam 460: less complex, not very powerful, low volume: Still expensive, but not as mad as X1000

    Efika: low end, cheap parts, simplified design, tiny board, mid size production run - pretty attractive price.

    Pegasos: mid range power (at its time), comparatively high volume -> competetive price.

    I think unless someone is not willing to invest serious money (production runs of at least 1000s) situation will not change much. The Amiga market alone is not sustainable for such an developemnt. It would require a design and a marketing strategy to sell these boards primarily outside Amiga world. My suggetsion is a low/mid cost tinkering board simlar to those ARM designs, but with some differences (emphasis on I/O and network - I mean that's what QorIQ are really capable of - maybe even drop some FPGA in to play with, but keep it as simpe as possible)


    btw.: what's wrong with the powerbook, quite some issues are fixable.
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
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    > unless someone is not willing to invest serious money

    ;-)
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    Jose
    Posts: 15 from 2014/2/12
    The Sam is too much underpowered, it doesn't even have AltiVec. Get a G4/G5 mac they go for peanuts...
    I'll probably get one myself, tired of not having hardware, I was going for an OS4 license but MOS is ahead in a bunch of stuff and in some ways they are more AmigaOS oriented than OS4 (just like some stuff they changed in the API without any need...).

    Sill, the ideal would be to be able to run both :)
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