Sorgelig wrote:I think faster means original 68K instructions not including 68080's MMX-like additions.
Basically no one need those MMX additions besides the creator. For preservation purpose a close replica to 68K is more valuable than any fictional additions.
Who need an insanely fast Amiga - those can run WinUAE on modern Core i7/i9 PC. Amiga has no tasks for such speed. So i vote for proper 68040/060 replica.
Hope it's not vapour project. Sometimes between "release soon" and "released" years may pass (if it will ever happen).
My comments were about not about the non MMX etc extensions that were added .. im talking the base set of 68K "standard" opcodes that the apollo core does support run significantly faster .. because in part of the behind the scenes under the cover optimizations he's done.
I have a vampire V2 in my A500 and its not "vapor" I can assure you. its a real thing that works as described.
I sorta get a bit what he's doing, he's trying to make a "what if" fictional processor that never existed since hes in there anyway .. eg what if they had continued the 68K series and what sort of features it would have.. that said, yes no existing software will take advantage of some features like MMX unless coded for it, but other enhancements impact the performance across all instructions including the original defacto standard .. One other curious thing is, the 060 lacks some instructions the previous 040 had (hence the need to load special libraries under Amiga OS, curiously with Apollo core this isn't required since the core supports the 040 and 060 instruction sets.. so in some ways, depending on how you look at it, its actually more "compatible" than the 060 actually is.