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Forum: Amiga scene 04 July 2014, 09:41
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Posted By Gunnar
Listen my friend. I've spend 5 years to develop...

Listen my friend.
I've spend 5 years to develop a high performance 68K CPU.
This CPU is faster than a 100 Mhz 68060 and its very affortable for new projects. Building a new system with it cost of...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 04 July 2014, 09:19
Replies: 243
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Posted By Gunnar
Quote: Originally Posted...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunnar http://eab.abime.net/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?p=962652#post962652)
With good CPU you...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 04 July 2014, 08:59
Replies: 243
Views: 29,001
Posted By Gunnar
Because I've build the world best CPU and I want...

Because I've build the world best CPU and I want to play Giana sisters with it.
In other words because I'm crazy?
What is your excuse, why do you use an AMIGA?


Then we say the same.
With good...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 04 July 2014, 08:00
Replies: 243
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Posted By Gunnar
I look in my thinking forward not backward. ...

I look in my thinking forward not backward.
68020 / 68030@50 are stone age stuff.
We have now 68K cores which are over 10 times faster.






The point is that you have a limited chipmen...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 July 2014, 07:48
Replies: 111
Views: 13,106
Posted By Gunnar
Forged demo? There was no forget demo. See...

Forged demo?
There was no forget demo.

See this is exactly the attitude of this shitty commnunity.
The source for the demo is there and it was offered/available for download.
How many people...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 July 2014, 01:59
Replies: 111
Views: 13,106
Posted By Gunnar
You know the answer yourself. The AMIGA scene...

You know the answer yourself.
The AMIGA scene is a crazy niche market - where people are willing to pay insane prices.

In some way the people that paid crazy money for the X1000 are responsible...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 July 2014, 01:50
Replies: 111
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Posted By Gunnar
No, sorry I have no one.. I just summarize...

No, sorry I have no one..

I just summarize our status.
All pieces to build new AMIGA are there.
FPGA are so low cost today that a good AMIGA system could be produced for a real affortable price...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 July 2014, 01:36
Replies: 111
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Posted By Gunnar
This system has HDMI ...

This system has HDMI
http://www.altera.com/products/devkits/altera/images/cv_gx_starter.jpg
It costs 150€ but it has only 512 MB fastmem...



Do you have any clue what a Minimig system really...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 July 2014, 01:31
Replies: 111
Views: 13,106
Posted By Gunnar
I agree that a big company could make a big...

I agree that a big company could make a big difference for the platform.
Commodore was good in producing their system for little money and selling them for an affortable price.

The A500 was good...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 July 2014, 01:19
Replies: 111
Views: 13,106
Posted By Gunnar
Why should this not sell at Walmart? The C64...

Why should this not sell at Walmart?

The C64 Joystick was device which sold great.

With a FPGA base system you could create both.
An compatible classic AMIGA game system - which could sell in...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 July 2014, 01:02
Replies: 111
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Posted By Gunnar
Do you only know 2 neo AMIGA OS systems? ...

Do you only know 2 neo AMIGA OS systems?

Come on there is AROS too.
Some people even think that AROS has the biggest potential of the three.

AROS could run perfectly on this box.
You would...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 04 July 2014, 00:59
Replies: 243
Views: 29,001
Posted By Gunnar
Why not? You can also code 2D games in chunky. ...

Why not?
You can also code 2D games in chunky.
And if you have a fast CPU - you can do much more impressive games on AMIGA by rendering them in fastmem and then copying the screen to chipmem.

We...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 July 2014, 00:52
Replies: 111
Views: 13,106
Posted By Gunnar
You are right. The X1000 is not compatible but...

You are right.
The X1000 is not compatible but has an AMIGA sticker on it.

The FPGA system on the other could be 100% compatible.
Forum: Amiga scene 04 July 2014, 00:36
Replies: 111
Views: 13,106
Posted By Gunnar
You are right. You ask the key question. ...

You are right.
You ask the key question.

And I'm not sure about what is best for AMIGA.


Dennis made the Minimig chipset. This was great work.
The Minimig hardware is rather simple.
If...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 July 2014, 23:46
Replies: 111
Views: 13,106
Posted By Gunnar
But this is there already. I think there are...

But this is there already.

I think there are 4 to 5 different 68K cores developed already.
Some are faster some are slower.

I think I know of 4 different AMIGA chipsets..
Some with AGA some...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 July 2014, 23:43
Replies: 111
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Posted By Gunnar
With the fast FPGA and the huge caches you can...

With the fast FPGA and the huge caches you can give it in this FPGA - your 68K would be real fast - it would run cycles around PPC power up systems.


And actually the Sockit board is not the only...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 July 2014, 23:29
Replies: 245
Views: 46,038
Posted By Gunnar
Do you talk about an A500 here or about an FPGA...

Do you talk about an A500 here or about an FPGA based system?
Forum: Amiga scene 03 July 2014, 23:21
Replies: 245
Views: 46,038
Posted By Gunnar
You don't need another PAULA for this. All you...

You don't need another PAULA for this.
All you need is more DMA slots.
On classic AMIGA you had 1 DMA slot per scan line.
If you selected 31Khz screen you doubled the scan lines.
With this...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 July 2014, 22:23
Replies: 111
Views: 13,106
Posted By Gunnar
Lets say you put into the board the following...

Lets say you put into the board the following VHDL logic.

* AGA
* 200 Mips 68K CPU
* Truecolor GFX Card
* Network
* 2 Gigabytes of fast memory <- Giga not Mega!

What would an A4000 system...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 July 2014, 21:37
Replies: 111
Views: 13,106
Posted By Gunnar
Why would you want to write new software? AMIGA...

Why would you want to write new software?
AMIGA OS is there already - just run it.
Hundreds of AMIGA games are there - just play them.
If you want new software install AROS 68k in it and surfe the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 July 2014, 21:25
Replies: 243
Views: 29,001
Posted By Gunnar
Technically it looks like this: You chipmem...

Technically it looks like this:

You chipmem allows you to write 16 pixel every 570 clocks or so.
Your fast C2P needs like 20 cycle to calc 16 pixel.
This means your CPU has nothing todo for 550...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 July 2014, 21:11
Replies: 111
Views: 13,106
Posted By Gunnar
If you have a working base setup with DMA...

If you have a working base setup with DMA channels then
writing a truecolor RGT core is peanuts - really.
I did it before. :-D
It can be done on a weekend.

Starting with an ECS chipset is not...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 July 2014, 20:36
Replies: 111
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Posted By Gunnar
Lets give some ballpark numbers * AMIGA...

Lets give some ballpark numbers

* AMIGA Chipset OCS
~ 4.000 LE

* AMIGA Chipset AGA
~ 5.000 LE

* Fast 68K CPU with Caches
With weak Superscalar
Forum: Amiga scene 03 July 2014, 20:21
Replies: 111
Views: 13,106
Posted By Gunnar
The hardware is well tested and sold hundred of...

The hardware is well tested and sold hundred of times.
The above board were on promotoin for $99 per piece.
Awesome value for the money in my opinon.

The promotion is now over the normal price...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 July 2014, 19:39
Replies: 111
Views: 13,106
Posted By Gunnar
What do people think about this as next Gen AMIGA?

SOCKIT Board

* FPGA with over 100,000 LE
* In FPGA 512 KB build in 2nd Level cache useable by CPU
* As CPU option for 68K Softcore with 200 Mips
* 2 Gigabyte of fast DDR3 Memory
* Ethernet
*...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 July 2014, 19:09
Replies: 245
Views: 46,038
Posted By Gunnar
Why would you want to clock the CIA faster?

Why would you want to clock the CIA faster?
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 July 2014, 17:42
Replies: 243
Views: 29,001
Posted By Gunnar
I use an A600 which is ECS. I clearly stated...

I use an A600 which is ECS.
I clearly stated that example was for the A600.
And LONG writes give no benefit on a OCS/ECS machine.



>>Yes you right this right the A600 and Phoenix can do C2P...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 July 2014, 09:40
Replies: 245
Views: 46,038
Posted By Gunnar
I think that 16bit access for Disk DMA and Audio...

I think that 16bit access for Disk DMA and Audio is not drawback, as their amount of data per second is so small.

What really needs a lot of data are the planes and the Blitter.
With the FMODE...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 July 2014, 01:28
Replies: 245
Views: 46,038
Posted By Gunnar
While this might your personal opinion - this is...

While this might your personal opinion - this is not how law in the real world works.

In Companies where FPGA code is coded for money, there its common practise that the VHDL developers have to...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 July 2014, 01:17
Replies: 245
Views: 46,038
Posted By Gunnar
I think what Mike did is good, For his work I...

I think what Mike did is good,
For his work I wish him the best of luck.

The facts are:
Re-using open source cores without open sourcing your changes is simpy not legal.
If you start with an...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 July 2014, 00:25
Replies: 245
Views: 46,038
Posted By Gunnar
Does this really hold water? He stated often...

Does this really hold water?

He stated often enough himselfs to use the open source cores and to have added stuff to them.
He stated himself that he uses Minimig Core and added AGA features.
It...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 July 2014, 23:57
Replies: 245
Views: 46,038
Posted By Gunnar
You have to mind the situation they are in. ...

You have to mind the situation they are in.
Mike re-uses an Open Source Amiga Chipset.
Mike also re-uses an Open Source 68K CPU.
This means every addition or enhancement he makes is by law also...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 June 2014, 20:33
Replies: 245
Views: 46,038
Posted By Gunnar
I see. The Sysinfo numbers you once provided...

I see.
The Sysinfo numbers you once provided were from this core?




Sounds interesting. When will people be able to buy it?


Cheers
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 30 June 2014, 15:01
Replies: 342
Views: 38,532
Posted By Gunnar
This is actually a good idea. How many color...

This is actually a good idea.
How many color register can we load each line in the blank area?
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 30 June 2014, 14:57
Replies: 243
Views: 29,001
Posted By Gunnar
Oh this is easy to explain. When we added...

Oh this is easy to explain.

When we added the chunky 2 planar instruction - it was the birthday of Nick.
So we named our new instruction "nick". :-D
Forum: Amiga scene 30 June 2014, 14:22
Replies: 245
Views: 46,038
Posted By Gunnar
haha LOL, There are of couse good technivcal...

haha LOL,

There are of couse good technivcal reasons for doing and also for not doing it.

But lets first verify this claim, shall we?
Post like this were posted before by people based in...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 30 June 2014, 14:18
Replies: 243
Views: 29,001
Posted By Gunnar
A sensible programmer will of course use WORD...

A sensible programmer will of course use WORD writes.
This goes without saying, right?


I think I've already posted example for the code before here.
But why not do it again? Shall we?

A0...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 30 June 2014, 13:36
Replies: 243
Views: 29,001
Posted By Gunnar
Example: nick D0,D1 The instruction...

Example:

nick D0,D1

The instruction read D0 and D1 and updates D0 and D1 again in a single cycle.
The 64bits are re-ordered in this instruction.
The instruction basically converts 8 Chunky...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 30 June 2014, 12:52
Replies: 243
Views: 29,001
Posted By Gunnar
C2P using PACK PACK copies just 2 nibbles...

C2P using PACK


PACK copies just 2 nibbles into 1 Byte.
Today 68k routines need to use several instructions like "shift + and + or"
But they not only update 2x4 bit but can update the whole...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 30 June 2014, 12:37
Replies: 342
Views: 38,532
Posted By Gunnar
Lets try to go back to the original topic. ...

Lets try to go back to the original topic.

Lets say we have an OCS/ECS AMIGA. OK?
Imagine an A1000 or A500 or A600...

The screen modes with the modes colors are either EHB or HAM6.

Lets say...
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