Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4629 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
it is only a matter of time until the FPGAs are faster than any PPC accelerator. Maybe they'll pass even G4s someday, who knows. I'll buy a Vampire 1200 as soon as they are available.
At the rate they are going, I don't know that I'll live that long, so it doesn't worry me.
And to get to the level of a decent G4, they are going have to clock above 1GHz.
In the meanwhile, we have 64 bit PPCs already operating at above 2 GHz.
With a charted future of moving to X64, where the cpus top out at over twice that.
Throw in Ryzen 8 core 16 thread capability (or higher with the new ThreadRipper cpus), Intels new high core count cpus coming in September...
I honestly don't think they are ever likely to actually catch up.
BUT, its a neat move for 68K. It will make it less painful to revisit after moving to higher performing hardware.
"Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"