|[News] AmigaOne no on-board sound?||ANN.lu|
|Posted on 06-Mar-2004 01:38 GMT by lawd||135 comments|
Commenting a recent news item on amiga-news.de, Davy Wentzler of OS4 fame said the on-board sound of the AmigaOne does not work, furthermore explaining the chip is physically not present on AmigaOnes produced the last 9 months.
Frank Gutschow said on 05-Mär-2004, 23:38: "Meines erachtens sollte definitiv wirklich ersteinmal der Onboard-Chip des AmigaOne unterstützt werden."
Davy Wentzler answered on 05-Mär-2004, 23:45: "I'm gonna say it once more: it doesn't work. There's even a big chance, the chip is not physically present anymore on boards manufactured in the past 9 months."
Will Eyetech exchange all defect and component missing AmigaOnes or will they refund users that received broken hardware?
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|AmigaOne no on-board sound? : Comment 87 of 135||ANN.lu|
|Posted by Kronos on 06-Mar-2004 19:19 GMT|
|In reply to Comment 84 (Don Cox):|
>It was left out because the 68000 doesn't have a built in MMU, not to make life
>easier for games programmers. I am sure it would have been included if an
>MMU had been present.
Sorry Don, but better stop talking about thinks you know so little about....
An Amigalike-OS with MP would have been possible with the 68010 (there is an external
MMU for that, but I forgot it's number), BUT it would have been much much slower,
much harder to write, and would haven taken more space in RAM and on disk.
The AmigaOS was designed to work fast on very limited resources, and that where the
developers knowingly mad compromises against stability.
Even on a 68030 the difference would probraly still be noticeable, but it is absolute no
problem on what passes as miminal HW these days.
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