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Old 12 November 2019, 08:36   #44
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Irrelevant as in 1994 most people still had a 500. A 486 CPU would have emulated this perfectly, as well as paved the way for cheap, powerful Amigas in the future.
So you want what ? That A500 owners throwed their A500 in the bin for a machine that costs a lot more and isn't even more powerful ? Or that they bought an accelerator board that does not make their machine faster ?

People who had an A500 just wanted to keep it. Else they would have bought an A1200 like i did, which would have been a magnitude better than a 486 emulating an A500 - and cheaper than 486, especially a DX4/100.

Not to mention little-endian x86 does not integrate very well with Amiga hardware.

And i doubt by the time they could afford the development time of such an emulation.


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The wrong decision was made. Anyone who thinks the move to PPC was the right one is kidding themselves.
Right, but switching to x86 would have been even worse.
PPC at least were faster than what they were supposed to replace.
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