Reference design board T2080RDB is 1499 USD.
http://www.freescale.com/files/32bit/doc/brochure/PWRARCHQIQSG.pdf (page 7)
Am I reading the pdf correctly that the Eval board has 4 PCIe slots that are 2.0/3.0 Generation compatible?
If the MorphOS Dev. Team would port to this Eval board, couldn't this board be used as the basis for a brand new MorphOS compatible computer system at a price of not much more than $2,000 US Dollars, or less if you use existing case and PSU and other peripherals that you already own?
At 1.2GHz to 1.8GHz with Altivec, 8 cores, and 4 PCIe slots, as well as USB2.0/3.0 and Ethernet on board, I don't see why this wouldn't work. The 7 other cores would go to waste, but could be utilized if the owner also wanted to run Linux on the same box part of the time.
Edit: We could use PCIe to PCI and/or AGP adapters for video and sound cards, until we could get drivers for
PCIe cards, couldn't we? Just wondering if this could be the answer for users who want new equipment, instead of used Mac gear. That is not me, as I am satisfied with what we already have, but some are not.[ Edited by WB_Coder 04.06.2014 - 15:03 ]
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