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Old 29 January 2015, 12:35   #142
jbenam
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Originally Posted by Mrs Beanbag View Post
also CPU-wise Amigas were drastically underpowered compared to contemporary PCs. They didn't need it so much for 2d games but when CPU intensive 3d games became the norm all those custom chips were for nothing. A1200 was released in 1992 with a CPU that was available from 1984!
Exactly, if Commodore wasn't such a skinflint they should've put a 030 with at least 2MB Chip + 4MB Fast in the A1200!

By comparison, the 600 should've had a 020 (EC020, like the A1200) and the A4000 should've been available in 040 and 060 flavours, instead of 030 and 060!

The 060 was the only real competitor to the Pentium and could've made the Amiga way more desiderable for workstation/office use. Obviously the 060 should've trickled down to the consumer models (A1800? ) after 1-2 years for it to stay competitive.
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