My guess is, price ('060s are expensive, around $200 each) and heat output - an '030 outputs very little heat, while an '060 needs active cooling just like a G4. There's not a lot of room in that little case for either a VGA-style cooler or decent airflow; you'd have loads of heat-related problems like chips slowly wiggling out of their sockets like used to happen with A500s and their old NMOS 68000s.
Last edited by CodeSmith on 04-Jul-2006 at 07:44 AM.
Re: Individual Computers - New Products & RoHS compliance Posted on 4-Jul-2006 11:58:35
The 060 doesn't actually require active cooling (unlike the 040) because it runs at 3.3V. Still as you say it's really expensive and hard to find. I think the PGA 030 was an excellent choice, still I am surprised Jens has been able to find these CPUs as I thought they were not manufactured anymore. Anyhow, it's good that he did!
Re: Individual Computers - New Products & RoHS compliance Posted on 6-Jul-2006 2:32:00
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From: Quattro Stelle
This new T630 accelerator sounds good but I would like to know the following please...
1) Can you replace the 030 with a faster 030 (50MHz) 2) Can you replace it with an 060? (Wrong socket I believe...so maybe not) 3) Can you put an FPU/MMU on this board? 4) Can you have the 1MB chip installed at the same time?