Upcoming ARM based accelerator board can push Amiga 500 to extreme limits

A new upcoming accelerator board based on ARM technology will soon push Commodore Amiga 500, 1000 and 2000 computers to new limits. The ‘Buffee project‘ is powerd by the powerfull ARM Cortex-A8 processor and the adapter board is very easy to connect to the processor socket of an A500, A1000 or A2000. This new upcoming accelerator board is capable of pushing 68040 technology up to 400mhz! To put everything in perspective the high end Commdore Amiga 4000/40 released in 1992 runs @40 mhz or similar Apple Macintosh Quadra 840AV model released in 1993 Apple’s last 68k model before they switched to PowerPC in 1994. The Buffee developers Renee Cousins and Tim Wacker are using a special JIT emulator called¬†Pseudo JIT¬†specifically programmed for the Buffee and could breach even higher speeds in future revisions. Price and release date are TBA….

news source: Amiga-news.de / image source: picclick

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