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Old 25 July 2015, 07:29   #15
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Originally Posted by Mrs Beanbag View Post
hmm, well the Amiga was always a few years behind the times when it came to CPUs (68000 released in 1979, used in A500 in 1987; 68020 released in 1984, used in A1200 in 1992) and the custom chips were in many ways not as impressive as the graphics and sound hardware in contemporary arcade machines, or even consoles, but there was something about the particular choices and combinations that made it work.
68000, the design of the Amiga began in 1983 and The A1000 was available in 1985.

68020, first used by Commodore in the A2620 turbo, which was available in 1988.

68030, launched in 1987, implemented by Commodore in the A2630 in 1989, then later in the A3000 in 1990.

I agree, not available on day 1, but let's not stretch the dates needlessly.

Here's an early turbo from 1986 with an 020 by CSA:
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