> > Hi,
> > > But I doubt that your PC has any synchronicity between the NVidia
> > > GeForce 2MX and the Creative EMU101-K etc, and I'm sure that your PCs
> > > performance has been compromised because of all the millions of
> > > different hardware combinations out there - nothing has been written
> > > for your particular hardware setup because everything has been written
> > > for the Windows HAL. Nothing wrong with this - it's the result of the
> > > PC hardware-is-a-commodity way, and we'd better get used to it,
> > > because that's certainly where Amiga Inc will take us.
> > It doesn't but that's what happens when your hardware was made by
> > different companies. You have to accept that the days of custom chips
> > are over. If Commodore were still around, and they were trying to make
> > custom sound and graphic chips, it would be a joke, they couldnt compete
> > with companies that are specialised at their task, e.g NVidia. The Amiga
> > would become like the Mac now - it would use off the shelf parts, it
> > would have a PCI bus, and it would be a PPC machine. You can consider
> > the AmigaOne (or the bPlan one) as a modern Amiga. Not quite the same,
> > but close enough, considering the circumstances.
> > The days of in-house custom chips under one roof were nice, but those
> > days are over.
> Fair enough.
> I do accept that NVidia et al are likely to be far better at making
> graphics chips than anything that a general computer company could
> make, but that doesn't mean that we couldn't just standardise on one
> of these and have a good graphics chip on board as standard.
That has, to a degree, been done. There's an nVidia chipset-based
motherboard (or two) available with onboard sound (AC93 compliant), video
(nVidia, obviously), 10/100 network, IDE controllers etc. etc.
A low-profile board like that with no slots or an optional riser to add
perhaps an AGP card or PCI card for later updating would fit quite nicely in
an A1000-like case :-)
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