Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4953 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
ColdFire is as much compatible with 68k as the Tabor is with proper PPC.
Without active development both in the OS and the applications such an Amiga would end up slower than an actual 060 (or only run a few selected apps).
100% OT offcourse...
An FPGA that could beat an G4 in running PPC code is properly still a decade out.
Basically, recompilation with manual work required for commands that work differently, aren't implemented, or have alternatives that aren't directly interchangable via a cross compiling.
Messy,but some companies that supported the 68K (including a major laser printer manufacturer) went this way.
However, Freescale/NXP has never offered their best Coldfire CPUs (the super scalar Coldfire V5s) for sale to the general public.
There are 200-233 MHz V4's still available (you can even get them directly at a good price if you buy in lots of 300).
Still, pretty slow (and the best V5's make a P1022 look like a speed demon).
Power 9 folks, if we want to continue legacy compatibility, or X64 if we want commodity hardware.
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