• Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Posts: 10648 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > that weirdo CPU of choice

    While the PA6T is indeed solely used in (military) embedded space today it was originally designed as a desktop and notebook CPU (low-energy, G5 performance class) for Apple. Apple's switch to Intel before the PA6T was ready left P.A.Semi with no other choice than to sell it into the embedded market (where some of the desktop oriented features the chip provides are left unused I bet) after release. The PA6T's utilization in the AmigaOne X1000 takes the chip to where it was supposed to be right from the start: the desktop. With some lateness though ;-)
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