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Motorola MC68060RC75 processor

The Motorola 68060, also referred to as the 68060 or '060, is a 32-bit superscalar CISC processor that was produced by Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector with the intention of superseding the widely-used Motorola 68040. However, it was never adopted by Apple Computer, which had instead migrated to PowerPC processors for its Power Macintosh line.[1]

History[]

The 68060 was introduced in 1994 at 50MHz, which was used in the Amiga 4000T computer. Later versions ran at 66 to 75 MHz. DayStar Digital announced the Turbo 060 upgrade card for 68030 and 68040-based Macs. However, aside from clock speed, Daystar staff reportedly observed little or no performance improvement and the product was cancelled.[1][2] DayStar instead released the Turbo 601 upgrade card, which was based on the PowerPC 601 processor.[3]

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References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 CPUs: Motorola 68060 by Daniel Knight, Low End Mac. 2016-01-02.
  2. And Daystar 68060 Accelerators... by trag, 68k Macintosh Liberation Army. 2010-02-19.
  3. DayStar Turbo 601 PowerPC Processor Upgrade for 68030 PDS Macs by Daniel Knight, Low End Mac. 2016-08-31.

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Motorola 68k series processors
Central processing units : 68000 · 68010 · 68020 · 68030 · 68040 · 68050 · 68060
Floating-point units :   (n/a)  ·   (n/a)  · 68881 · 68882 · (SANE)
Memory management units :   (n/a)  · 68451 · 68851
Other :                           (VI475)
Superseded by PowerPC processors in March 1994
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