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Silver7 Core Update With 5 Mips More Speed

Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 5728
26 Jun 2016 15:21

According to AMIGA Benchmark Sysinfo
the upcoming SILVER 7 CORE update is about
25 Mips faster than the last core.
Here is the result of a Black-Vampire in an Amiga2000 using SILVER7 core.

Norbert Kett
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 39
26 Jun 2016 19:56

can we expect fpu with silver7?

Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 5728
26 Jun 2016 20:38

Norbert Kett wrote:

can we expect fpu with silver7?

The FPU is NOT included in SILVER 7.

SILVER 7 is mainly a compatibility release.
APOLLO included now support for ALL instructions of the 68040.
Also some rare instruction which were NOT supported by the 68060 CPU. This support improves MAC-OS compatibility.

SILVER 7 also improves performance.
The 2nd Pipe supports now more instruction combinations.
According to Sysinfo the core is now 10% faster at the same clockrate.

Mr-Z EdgeOfPanic

Posts 189
26 Jun 2016 20:39

10% is a very nice gain!
Keep up the good work team!

Roger Andre Lassen

Posts 145
26 Jun 2016 22:22

Great job guys !

Manuel Jesus

Posts 154
26 Jun 2016 23:58

Hardware upgrade in a software download. Amazing

Szyk Cech

Posts 191
27 Jun 2016 14:40

Over 200x faster than A600!!! That is amazing!!! I wonder how fast Duke Nukem, Quake, Doom and Super Frog can be?!?

Sysinfo shows MFlops even without FPU - I supose - is it software emulation?

Michael Nurney

Posts 283
27 Jun 2016 21:22

Any idea when it will be available ? :)

Renaud Schweingruber
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 357
27 Jun 2016 21:45

Soon... :) we are at final testing stage !

Michael Nurney

Posts 283
29 Jun 2016 18:09

Great :)

René W. Olsen

Posts 8
29 Jun 2016 18:48

@Renaud S.

> Soon... :) we are at final testing stage !

wow that is good news.. I have from time to time tryed to get a FPU progress report on irc, without luck.. so this is great news

Nixus Minimax

Posts 416
30 Jun 2016 05:32

SILVER7 will be available soon but it won't have FPU support. Work on the FPU will commence once all remaining minor issues with the integer unit have been ironed out.

Tim Kovack

Posts 45
09 Jul 2016 06:27

When is soon?

Ulf Andersson

Posts 29
09 Jul 2016 13:18

I have heard that the release of Silver 7 is planned for this sunday ( 10/7 ).

posts 14