Originally Posted by Samurai_Crow
I have a micro a1 and seldom use it. I use FS-UAE more than any Amiga. If software is written for 68k I am more likely to use it. Why? PPC code is 30% bigger and slower per byte and per clock cycle. A 68k clocked at 600 MHz will wipe the floor with the 800 MHz A1. FPGA wins. An improved AGA core in an FPGA will do better yet.
But where will we get a 600MHz 68k? The most reasonable way would be buying Stratix 10 chips (claimed to have 1GHz fabric) and hoping one can get a 600MHz processor on that.
But what is the cost of a Stratix 10 FPGA? Probably $7000+ for small quantities.
Or one could take an expensive high-performance Intel chip like a i7 6700K 4GHz (4.2 "turbo", overclockable) ~$400+motherboard+graphics etc.
Assuming one can emulate a 68k at 1/4 the native performance one will get a virtual 1GHz 68k processor...