Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 11868 from 2003/5/22
> The e5500 has a clock speed lead right now. Eventually, the e6500 may
> catch up and its multi-threaded.
Multi-threading may or may not be true for the e6500 core variant to be used in the T5 (provided the T5 has not been cancelled
anyway, that is). Refer to:
> the number of cores that will be offered on e6500 cored products
> almost borders on the silly.
...for use in desktop-centric systems like A-Eon's, yes. Should the T5 arrive, it will have less (but higher clocked) cores than T4 with its current maximum of 12 cores in the T4240. The 4-core T2080
is an interesting chip
as well btw.
> Both you, and I, and a few others like Magnetic and AmigaDave are apparently going
> to get our wish and see some new (and really cool) PPC products introduced.
I don't know about amigadave, but judging by Magnetic's past postings on that matter I'm quite sure that new PPC hardware (and a port of OS4 or MorphOS to it) is not what Magnetic wishes for.