• 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:

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