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-Sam- 
Re: MAP == A-Eon.com?
Posted on 3-Jan-2010 13:48:16
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@BigBentheAussie

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I think we have established that TrevorDick knows.


...and probably built the thing.

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Re: MAP == A-Eon.com?
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Actually the short segment looks exactly like a PCIe 1x slot.


Thats exactly what im saying :)

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Re: MAP == A-Eon.com?
Posted on 3-Jan-2010 13:49:21
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Has anyone mentioned that the Ethernet port seems to be using a RealTek PHY?

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Re: MAP == A-Eon.com?
Posted on 3-Jan-2010 13:50:21
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Hey...what the ...?

The ACK board specs

Say it ain't so!!
It almost sounds the same.

* Based on the P.A. Semi PWRficient PA6T-1682M dual core 64 bit CPUs clocked at 2GHz.
* RoHS compliant ATX form factor.
* Four (4) DDR2 DIMM slots.
* One (1) PCI Express x16 slot for high performance graphics cards.
* One (1) PCI Express x2 slot for high performance I/O cards.
* One (1) PCI Express x1 slot for standard I/O cards.
* One (1) PCI 32 bit slot for legacy cards.
* Six (6) USB 2.0 ports.
* Two (2) Gb Ethernet ports.
* Two (2) UART ports for serial connectivity and debug.
* One 8Mb Flash EEPROM containing U-Boot firmware.
* Four (4) SATA II ports based on the Silicon Image SiI3132 (x2) .

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Re: MAP == A-Eon.com?
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@BigBentheAussie

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I think we have established that TrevorDick knows.

---and if I told you I'd have to kill .......................................................myself!

TrevorD

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Re: MAP == A-Eon.com?
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@BigBentheAussie

sounds about as simliar as my amd machine too ;)

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Re: MAP == A-Eon.com?
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@TrevorDick

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---and if I told you I'd have to kill .......................................................myself!


as long as you do it in the right order we wont mind! ;)

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Re: MAP == A-Eon.com?
Posted on 3-Jan-2010 13:53:30
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Me too !!!

I read

AMIGAONE POWER X


@jaseinblack

Quote:

jaseinblack wrote:
@emeck

I can make out "Power X"

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Re: MAP == A-Eon.com?
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@Swoop

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Is that mounting holes for a cooler, or for a cpu board?

If for a cpu board, could it be upgradeable for various cpu's?




CPU seems to be onboard, so the holes should be for the cooler??

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Re: MAP == A-Eon.com?
Posted on 3-Jan-2010 13:53:57
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@BigBentheAussie
Well, I somewhat doubt P.A. Semi is still offering their CPUs for new customers, since they were consumed by Apple, practically. But true, that's also a possibility... And it might be even possible to get a few thousand of those chips, to build such a small volume computer as this aims to be. However, i find somewhat "unsmart" to build a new platform on a dead-end CPU.

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Re: MAP == A-Eon.com?
Posted on 3-Jan-2010 13:54:44
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@BigBentheAussie

I keep thinking the same but I ruled this chip out long ago because it is dead as a parrot. Or so I thought.

With the Apple buyout/shutdown I wouldn't expect to see any PA6T chips, ever. Why would Apple let something like this out in the wild? It could come back to bite them one day. For example, in this exact scenario we are puzzling over...

Cheers!

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Re: MAP == A-Eon.com?
Posted on 3-Jan-2010 13:55:30
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@mihcael

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as long as you do it in the right order we wont mind! ;)

you're all heart!

TrevorD

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Re: MAP == A-Eon.com?
Posted on 3-Jan-2010 13:55:38
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@mihcael

We probably need support for a while after initial batches... iron out issues and such. So I'd prefere that he'd hold out a little longer if he's involved.

Just me being selfish I know.

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Re: MAP == A-Eon.com?
Posted on 3-Jan-2010 13:55:47
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Removed double post, sorry.

Last edited by Chain-Q on 03-Jan-2010 at 01:56 PM.

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Re: MAP == A-Eon.com?
Posted on 3-Jan-2010 13:55:51
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@NEO

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why don't they go with mainstream hardware


Well it looks as though they are doing the best of all worlds. Keeping certain things mainstream but adding some differences here and there to bring about advantages and unique selling points.

The point is if you made it all mainstream it would be very dull and boring and no-one would bother. If you went down the Apple route of giving in totally to the PC and just doing the OS whilst adding Apple tax for silly cases and boxes then you would have a Mac.

The Amiga is something different and Hyperion were right all along to stick to PowerPC and create a unique and different product. That uniqueness won't kill it but make it stronger. It will need the uniqueness in order to stand out from the crowd.

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Re: MAP == A-Eon.com?
Posted on 3-Jan-2010 13:57:33
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@-Sam-

Well said, my sentiments entirely!

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Re: MAP == A-Eon.com?
Posted on 3-Jan-2010 13:58:41
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The real big question is do it come with a back plate? :D

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Re: MAP == A-Eon.com?
Posted on 3-Jan-2010 13:59:07
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@all: The top right corner is definitely a Mini PCI port as mentioned once a few pages back. Check this out: http://www.acube-systems.biz/index.php?page=hardware&pid=4

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Re: MAP == A-Eon.com?
Posted on 3-Jan-2010 13:59:17
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@gregthecanuck

Do you seriously think Apple would actually consider AmigaOS a threat now? Do you seriously think they consider MS a threat now?

Knowing how these things go, Apple may own PA Semi, but PA Semi probably keeps operating in a 'business as usual' manner, selling a small bunch of PPCs to an obscure startup developing hardware for an outdated 'hobby' os? (their possible thinking, not mine).

They may not even know it's aimed at AmigaOS. The sale could have been aimed at a STB or anything as far as they might know.

Far, far, far too many assumptions going on around here

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Re: MAP == A-Eon.com?
Posted on 3-Jan-2010 13:59:58
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@TrevorDick

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Well said, my sentiments entirely!


Why thank you very much.

Now - what's a Xorro slot?

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