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Old 08 January 2010, 20:30   #156
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Originally Posted by Mangar View Post
Nothing I read in Dave Haynie's post seemed to be negative. He stated 'Still, that would make this the first ""Amiga" sold in years that compares to ANYTHING still being sold in the PC market. ' and he is curious about the Xena co-processor and what Hyperion intends to do with it.

While people may question Hyperion's decision to go with the single-core Xmos chip to coincide with the dual-core ppc you should think about the fact this would be their first system. If they pull it off then you can expect them to shell out 20 bucks per quad-core xmos chip. Money has to be a concern so it makes sense to work out the kinks on the single-core xmos co-processor before going all in on the quad-core. Considering they also have had to upgrade OS4 to support multi-core processors, SMP, etc they don't want to get in over their heads. This setup makes sense for the time being.
Some more quotes from Mr Haynie.

"I can't imagine how this is going to be anything but overpriced and underwhelming. "

"they ought not to call it "Amiga"... there was a time, at least, when that name really meant something, and something good. "

"And think of this... even modern netbook-class performance would be a new thing in the post-Commodore world of Amiga. None of the "Amiga" hardware so far has even made it that far. In fact, today's cellphones probably have faster CPUs."

This is extremely damning IMHO.
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