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Old 15 March 2016, 21:27   #43
demolition
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Originally Posted by daxb View Post
IMO "real" is the wrong word to describe that. The old 68000 are fixed cpu`s. FPGA is reconfigurable "cpu" as mentioned. A copy or replica. Both (can) behave the same. "Real" lies in the eye of the viewer.
In my eyes, a 'real' 68000 is manufactured by Motorola but may also include the later versions made by Freescale, i.e. it is an IC with 68000 printed on it manufactured by the owner of the 68k design at that particular time.

For some people, the history behind an item is as important (or even more) than the item itself and they would prefer a battered old original over a shiny brand new, perfect copy.
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