Originally Posted by Akira
I don't get it, though. Why do people want so much an 060? Except for the few Amiga demos that get released each year that fully use it, there's not much else you can do with them. I know I'd want one if I could pay one, but the price tag is ridiculous and totally not worth it for me. I get as much performance as I want off my 030 already.
Instead, efforts should be made on making better, more affordable accelerators (Jens is covering that) and products for machines that are right now a bit unattended, like A500 or CD32.
Simple, the 060 is the last word in 68k development and combines all the 68k technologies into a single chip, MMU, FPU and higher clock speeds.
As they say, do something right and you only need do it once.