FPGA and Macs

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Dronecatcher, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. Dronecatcher, Aug 7, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2016

    Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

    Dronecatcher

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    I find this interesting and relevant to older Macs:



    If we now see the manufacture of ridiculously inexpensive FPGA boards for the Amiga that increase prefromance of a stock CPU by a factor of 155X and add modern expansion facilities, it's not unthinkable that we might see the same for PPC at some point.

    EDIT: Of course, one of these systems also gives you fully emulated OS 8.1 with a 68060 running at 80Mhz!
     
  2. Orizence macrumors 6502

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    I don't think we will see anything like this for PPC just yet (not for a while anyways), There are a few applications this idea is used to replicate 68k macs; which in my opinion at least is still pretty neat.
     

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