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Old 05 September 2011, 16:45   #8
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If you read some of the very early posts on the ACA thread you will see that it was primarly designed as "low cost memory expansion" for the A1200/A600 and with a low cost 68EC030 it gives you the bonus of a CPU upgrade. This makes very good sense from design, manufacturing and marketing points of view.

My only disapointment with the ACA cards is the lack of FPU support and that the small cost of a PGA or PLCC socket and very minor changes to the address decoding logic were not included so as to allow users to perform this very simple upgrade. I don't think it's fair to generalize all A1200 and A600 owners as "Gamers" who would not be likely to benefit from FPU support.
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