• Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Posts: 12086 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany

    >>> https://morph.zone/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?forum=3&topic_id=7001&start=745
    >>> I can imagine that Varisys base the Nemo successor(s) on their VM400 product,
    >>> which would mean that the 2 new A-Eon systems could be a cheaper lower end
    >>> system with P3041 chip running at, say, 1.2 GHz, and a more expensive higher
    >>> end system with P5020 chip at 2.2 GHz, all using the same basic board design
    >>> thanks to the pin compatibility of the chips.

    >> A slide from Trevor's AmiWest 2012 presentation (direct link, Youtube) reads like this:
    >> "Future PowerPC Possibilities
    >> [...]
    >> - e500mc : 32-bit, quad-core - Mid-level machine
    >> - e5500 : 64-bit, dual-core - Power machine
    >> This goes very much in line with my speculations above. A quad-e500mc chip
    >> (running at 1.5 GHz, which Trevor mentions in his talk) would mean either the P3041
    >> or the P4040 (P2041 wouldn't be pin-compatible) [...]

    > Apparently, the P3041 is more likely than the P4040 to be able to share a motherboard
    > design with the P50xx:
    > http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=37074&forum=14#693507

    "A-EON Technology commissioned Ultra Varisys to create a new generation motherboard, codenamed Cyrus Plus, built around Freescale’s P3 and P5 QorIQ series of PowerPC processors. [...] The board is pin compatible with several 64-bit Freescale QorIQ CPUs including the P3 P3041, an e500mc quad-core CPU running up to 1.5 Ghz and the P5 series P5020, an e5500 dual-core running up to 2.0 Ghz. The P5040 quad-core CPU which operates up to 2.4 Ghz should also be compatible."

    Maybe someone should tell A-Eon that the e500mc core is not a 64-bit core but a 32-bit one :-)

    "3 New AmigaOne Computer Systems
    AmigaOne 3041, 5020, 5040
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