Originally Posted by Xebec
I have an ACA1221 on order, and I was curious what kinds of applications or games benefit from more than 9MB of FastRAM on an A1200?
The MAPROM and the 28 mhz upgrades seem great (Faster OS, Frontier Elite II), but other than maybe a web browser what else would benefit from >9MB?
Amiga OS is a multitasking operating system, more RAM means that you can run more programs at simultaneously. For example, you may run a terminal program or TCP stack, and have many command line shells with scroll back buffers, a file manager like Directory Opus, flip back and forth between image processing software and paint or animation program, all while playing mods in the background. I am not at all exaggerating here, this is a very real life scenario