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Old 06 February 2013, 10:29   #540
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Originally Posted by luy32 View Post
just a quick check... A500 + ACA 500 + ACA12xx ....
there will be 3 CPUs...
is there any chance to use all that CPU power at once ???
No chance, sorry. The trick with modern multi-core CPU systems is that each core has it's own address- and data bus (at least on the cache side), so CPUs can run indipendent of each other.

This Amiga setup is using a common address- and data bus for all CPUs. There is no bus arbiter, but only static signals that "shut up" the other CPUs, which is also the reason why any DMA device will not work (such as A570 or A590). A pass-through for the 86-pin slot will not work for the majority of devices, so there will be none.

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