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Old 05 January 2010, 19:19   #86
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Originally Posted by Oscar Castillo View Post
I'm not sure I see the point of the XMOS at all. 400 MIPS is comparable to an old PPC G3. With OpenCL and GPUs readily available why use this? Seems tacked on.
yes, not much seen separately, but this xena (xmos) is just a custom chip not the main-cpu - the ocs/aga chipset was only 3.5 MHz compared to 7 Mhz of the main-cpu (68000) - and you can add more. Its been said, they are cheap ( US $5 ?! ).

Edit #2: maybe things like the RPU (realTime Raytracing hardware) - running @ 66MHz - are possible with Xena(s) too.

Last edited by hit; 05 January 2010 at 19:46. Reason: add more xenas
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