Originally Posted by Heiroglyph
As for Fpga, if you make a card that looks just like the original chip, you're stuck with only the capabilities of the original. The driver can't do anything more than that.
Because memory bandwidth will much higher and clock rate much much higher. It should be possible to exceed the capability of the original. Just like Apollo core does with single cycle instructions, improved pipeline efficiency higher clocks etc.
You're right. It's not ideal. But it's a direction to take if P96 licencing remains problematical