Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4976 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
> I honestly don't think they are ever likely to actually catch up.
As a matter of principle, FPGAs will never be as fast as the fastest then-concurrent ASICs. But then, the prospect was given for G4-type performance, not even faster PPCs.
True, but they first G4 I owned was a 733 MHz Quicksilver that I quickly upgraded to a 933 MHz cpu then a 1GHz dual cpu, so I'm biased.
Theoretically, they might be able to match the earliest PowerMac G4s with some advances on their cpu.
But it doesn't even feature a cache yet, and I keep hearing these scaling fantasies as if all you do is turn up the clock speed and things will work correctly.
That is not how its worked in the past, and it won't work that way for the Apollo core.
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