Post-Commodore Amiga hardware are scams. They have almost nothing in common with real Amiga; just merely PowerPC eval boards. (A modern approach to the Amiga? Slap a GTX Titan to a small ARM core.)
Besides, if Amiga lived, it’d be based on PA-RISC. Using PowerPC is just revisionism based on what Apple did, because Apple had an alliance with IBM at the time.
On the PA-RISC front: I do hear what you’re saying, but I think you’re being overly harsh. I remember goofing around with PowerPC daughterboards for Amigas back in the late 90s (and in college via MorphOS, I think? been awhile). They’ve been part of the Amiga landscape for bordering on 20 years at this point, so they seem to have as much in common with the Amiga history at this point as e.g. Picasso96 video cards.
“just merely PowerPC eval boards”
Or PowerPC desktops immune to common malware and quite responsive. :) Far as Amiga, what people told me was that it was known for being sophisticated in GUI, leveraging custom hardware for specific functions, and responsive. If that’s true, then the modern comparison would probably be a smartphone with their offloading-using SoC’s but lean software. iPhone comes closest in having similar traits plus wowing users when released with its UX.
Interestingly, the Hombre approach has elements of GPGPU with the SIMD-capable PA core. Wonder if HP had some ideas with relating to that, that got retooled for Itanium.
Not sure. I know the PA-RISC architect did the Itanium, though. It was in his bio at Secure64 that built secure OS for Itanium.