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Posted on 28-Aug-2004 19:07 GMT by drHirudo126 comments
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After some delay, the first Next generation Amiga at affordable
price will be available at the dealers in start of October. More info is Here The suggested end user price for these boards is as follows:

µ-A1-C - gbp349/euro499/USD599 (ex VAT/sales tax)
µ-A1-I - gbp399/euro599/USD699 (ex VAT/sales tax)
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MicroAmiga available in October. : Comment 47 of 126ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 29-Aug-2004 13:09 GMT
Hello !

A little comparaison between the Pegasos II GB ethernet controller and the new AOne one: RTL8110 Gb/100/10 controller Vs Marvell MV64361.

I saw a big draw back for the AOne: the Realtek chipset is a PCI device, so I guest it will be "attached" on the PCI bus of the AOne. Unfortunatly, the "conventional" PCI bandwidth is not that much for Gb ethernet...

GB max speed: about 120 Mo/s
PCI max speed: about 130 Mo/s.

If you take in account that the PCI bus also have to handle FireWire, IDE/UDMA, USB... It's just too much for the PCI: the GB speed is likely to be limited by the PCI bus itself.
Whereas, the MV64361 won't be because it's directly "inside" the northbridge.

Also, the AOne Indus "only" have a G3/800 which migh not be enough to follow the Gb performance as the CPU will also have to deal with the high level protocol (HTTP, SSH, FTP...).

At last, while the industrial version (which as far as I understood, is for network server) has a "good" sound chipset? It will just increase the cost for nothing (It's not really usefull to have high-quality sound in a server...).

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About the FireWire, Which chipset is used ? Is it directly inside the southbridge ?

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And for everything (FireWire, USB, UDMA, NIC ...) still the buggy ArticiaS ?? Is it the same than in the current AOne, or one with the same issue? without April?

If the wekk known issue are not solved *in hardware*, there is absoluty "0" chance than any serious Linux user will buy that computer...

Well, my 2 cents...
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