Motorola 68k family ( was Re: Comparison of system specs. )

From: emanuel stiebler <>
Date: Sun Dec 12 12:20:08 1999

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From: Zane H. Healy <>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Sent: Saturday, December 11, 1999 4:28 PM
Subject: Motorola 68k family ( was Re: Comparison of system specs. )

> > I find that very odd as usually each suceeding generation of CPU
> >includes more instructions (or more addressing modes). It may be that
> >latest 68k CPUs have timing differences that make running certain Amiga
> >software problematic. Do you have any more information on this?
> >
> > -spc (Have Amiga will program)
> Unfortunatly I don't remember where I read that for sure, and I'm not 100%
> sure it's the Dragonball, but the Dragonball sounds like the right follow
> on processor. I think I read it in the TEAM Amiga Mailing list, in one of
> Dave Haynie's posts, but like I said, I don't remember.
> However, I think even some of the 68040 and 68060 series chips don't have
> all the instructions of earlier processors. We got any 68k pro's around
> here?
AFAIR, the FPU in had not all the instructions of the original 68881&68882.
   some of the trigonemtric functions were missing, and motorola provided a
library with an emulation of this ...

but that's a long time ago ...

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