So we have Gold Core for Vampire II. Very nice, but I'm a little bit upset... Where is my FPU?
Two months ago, I made a speed test between Vampire II with Silver Core 7 and my Amiga 2000 with Blizzard 2060/60 MHz: http://www.amigapodcast.com/2016/07/vampire-ii-amiga-600-vs-amiga-2000-with.html. Let's make an update.There are some nice features after boot to Workbench, take a look:
Let's start from SysSpeed. I made test and you can see direct comparison to the Silver Core 7:
As we can see Gold is a little bit faster, but funny thing is that in MIPS is a little bit slower. What about real fight with 060 with FPU?
- Cinema 4D - Gold Core: 42m 9s, Silver Core 7: 44m 18s, 060/60 MHz: 29m 30s
- LightWave 3.5 - Gold Core: 7h 11m 17s, Silver Core 7: 7h 21m 42s, 060/60 MHz: 1h 40m 3s
As we see, Gold Core is faster than Silver Core 7, but way slower than real 680060 with FPU... so what? Wait for FPU option in FPGA... or if you seriously using Classic Amiga buy 060.
- First test 060 vs FPGA: http://www.amigapodcast.com/2016/07/vampire-ii-amiga-600-vs-amiga-2000-with.html