something about the upcoming Silver 7 core: +5 MIPS.
those black editions uses another cyclone III with a higher speedgrade.
but since all those cyclone III got some tollerance related to its speed,
there will be a future tuning tool, to gain some more speed .
this was mentioned on the apollo forum, but cannot find the posting.
@FREEMILK: open the case of your A1000 and show use some details