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hardware OS4   hardware OS4 : Power System Specs announced
   posted by Sneaky on 7-May-2007 19:42:58 (31054 reads)
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Issaquah, Wash USA – Fonthill, ON Canada May 7, 2007 – ACK Software Controls, Inc. and Amiga, Inc. are pleased to announce the specifications for the new Power System.

(link to Amiga.com added)


“While targeting the needs of today, we wanted to challenge ourselves to design for the future as well.”, said Adam Kowalczyk President of ACK Software Controls, Inc.

This new system will be offered at a suggested retail price of $ 1498.00 and be a complete offering excluding monitor in a finished design that will provide customers with everything they need to get started.

Power Design Specifications PowerPC board:

• 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)

“This new design offers the Amiga user a new choice in hardware. Amiga believes that this new system will address the needs of the Amiga user today and into the near future.”, said Bill McEwen of Amiga, Inc.

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About Amiga
Amiga, Inc. is the world’s premier provider of multimedia enabling technologies. For almost two decades its award-winning software has been a mainstay for motion picture studios, multimedia creators, and digital entertainment enthusiasts around the world. Today Amiga builds on this legacy leading the way in multimedia development by providing developers with hardware-independent technologies for writing and porting applications to new platforms and interactive devices. For more information visit www.amiga.com.

About ACK
ACK Software Controls, Inc. specializes in the area of embedded controls design for use in automation systems where low-power consumption and reliability is an absolute must. Concentrating on design for manufacturing with local manufacturing facilities has allowed ACK to quickly and cost-effectively develop solutions for customers with low-volume requirements. By integrating hardware, firmware, and device driver engineering capability in-house, ACK can provide complete turn-key solutions to customers.
    

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Re: Power System Specs announced
Posted on 7-May-2007 19:56:49
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Nice but too expensive for our market, it's definitely not for the Amiga user.

Edit: I was just remembering that everyone said the A1 was to expensive, and it was 1100$, IIRC.

Edit2: typos.

Last edited by elwood on 07-May-2007 at 08:09 PM.
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Re: Power System Specs announced
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Speak for yourself. If this is released, and is actually available in the UK for the actual equivalent price (IE £750, not £1500), i'll be very, very tempted.


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Quote:
it's definitely not for the Amiga user.


Are yopu crazy!

It's the same price as a microA1 system!

However, until I see these units shipping from dealers I count this whole episode as some kind of pretence played for the benefit of a court and its jury.

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@elwood

Did you say the same for the A4000 and A3000 which actually were MUCH MUCH more than $1498 ?


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Now we are talking!

Drool!


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Jesus! That's not an amiga that's a beast!

I really-really hope they can drop this monster into the market with os4 installed on it and future develpment of our OS is secured.

GO!


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Nice but too expensive for our market, it's definitely not for the Amiga user.


WTF?
1. Maybe you should remember how "expensive" an Amiga 2/3/4000 was or accelerator boards for the 1200 (Blizzard PPC or 1260).
2. For an System with those Specs it's definitely cheap!

So, now i hope that Hyperion wins the lawsuit and those systems arrive - damn one of my wet dreams comes true


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If this is actually sold, I'll most likely buy one.

The x2 PCI-Express slot sounds unusual. Seems everythign I've seen is x1 or x4 other than graphics cards. I'd kindof like to see him use slots that can physically accept at least a x4 cardseven if only x1 or x2 is wired up. The PCI-Express spec intends that cards (actually the chips on them) are supposed to still function at lower communication speeds when connected to smaller width ports. The spec for PCI-Express intends that larger cThen you're not limited to x1 and x2 hardware mechanically. Even if it's not running at full speed it'd be nice to be able to plug in and use a x4 card or perhaps even another graphics card that would only run at x2 if the slot can hold the x16 card. That may not be useful today with OS4, but neither is 64bit or dual-core. Using a larger plastic slot connector with only the x1 or x2 wiring present shouldn't make much if any difference to the PCB layout either.

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One 8Mb Flash EEPROM


A flash EEPROM? I thought those meant two different things. Just being a nitpicky jerk.


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Spec looks pretty much as expected, but one PCI slot on a system without built-in audio? Ouch.


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The CPU only costs 950$, how can they do all the rest for just 500$?
And this includes board developement...


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Well here is to hoping that new users can have a platform for OS4 (or OS5) before 2009. That would be nice. Maybe this could be it?


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64 bit cpu hey? Dual core hey?

Which OS is this beast going to run?

I am already thinking 4GB DDR2, Nvidia 8800 GTX 768MB or even a Radeon 1950 XTX, 2x500GB hard drive with Amiga OS installed and maybe even Mac OS X, Linuz or Windoze if it could run on PPC...

Ah the possibilities...


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Explosive

And compared to modern high end machines, it is not expensive at all !!

Q1. Will OS4 make use of 64bit CPU ?
Q2. How many other OS is it able to run ?

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The case is not included! We need a case!


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Hm, nice specs, but there`s not a single word about release schedule or expected market date.
Having this board available in 2007-early 2008 would be interesting.


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Very nice system. Pictures ?

This would bring Amiga computers back from the past and into the future.

Noone can argue with these specs. With this new hardware will bring exciting new software and open the platform to new customers.

If only now we can get a minimum of 50,000 systems built and in the hands of distributers we can create a new userbase and hence a bigger market.

Well done Amiga + ACK.


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Has Ack paid Guru back all the money he "borrowed" from him.. apparently the reference board is $8000 a pop...

(Edit typo Acl = Ack)

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@TheDaddy

Just remember that whatever spec is released, you still need the OS you use to have drivers for it. So even though you may want to slap a NVidia 8800GTX in it, no NVidia driver exists for OS4 for example, so it would be a little pointless sadly.

Of course, IF drivers can be created for those cards then we will have a nice machine. The only caveat is as DrBombcrater pointed out, with only one PCI slot, and no onboard sound option, you'll be filling your only PCI slot with a soundcard.

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@DrBombcrater

Quote:
Spec looks pretty much as expected, but one PCI slot on a system without built-in audio? Ouch.

I know almost nothing about hardware internals but aren't there 4 slots listed?

@Elwood
They haven't listed what the components will be yet (ram, hd etc.), but if this is for a complete system it's not bad compared to "usual-Amigaish-prices"... especially when compared with the (in)famous AmigaOnes...

I just hope they won't do the usual unfair conversion 1$=1E

I wonder of what use a 64bit/dual processor will be for AOS4 though...

Last edited by Nibunnoichi on 07-May-2007 at 08:17 PM.


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