Today from ours accredited sources we have the peak preview that before the summer will be ready a 15.6 notebook for gaming based on Freescale T2080 a new 64 bit powerpc 8 virtual cores processor based on four cores dual treated based on 6500 architecture clocked at 1.8Ghz.
This processor is very power efficient in relation to the process power so it fits perfectly on the notebook computing sector, is not already know the GPU used in this notebook, could be a NVIDIA GPU thanks to the collaboration on Open Power Consortium where NVIDIA is working together with IBM and power architecture.
Some Specs of the new powerpc processor T2080:
Four dual-threaded e6500 cores built on Power Architecture® technology
- Up to 1.8 GHz each, 6.0 DMIPS/MHz per core
- Shares a 2 MB L2 cache
- Three levels of instructions: User, supervisor, hypervisor
- Hybrid 32-bit mode to support legacy software and transition to a 64-bit architecture
- Advanced power management saving modes include state retention during power gating
Accelerators and Memory Controller
In the document power architecture roadmap of Freescale you can find more info about this processor.
In any case this powerpc notebook will run gun/linux, probably ubuntu and amiga OS, the compatibility of Amiga Os is already working for other powerpc Freescale based amiga’s , the Amiga One X5000 and Amiga One X3500 motherboard machines.
last time update:
Valve is pushing gaming on linux architecture so soon will be not so strange to see run steam games even on powerpc architecture, don’t forget that IBM have the technology to run x86 linux processes in powerpc architectures…