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Old 27 November 2016, 18:00   #16
PortuguesePilot
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The question that started this thread was about which platform was the closest one to the Amiga.
Aside from the Atari ST, right?

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The X68000 is about as far removed from the Amiga as possible. End of discussion.
LOL! I honestly fail to see your... erm... logic there. But, alas, let's agree to disagree. There's no need to take this further. The worse kind of blindness is the one that springs from the refusal to see.

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Oh, and what off-the-shelf components have you found in the ST? The processor? The sound chip? In that case, the X68000 is also based on off-the-shelf components.
You for real? The WD1772 floppy disk controller, the HD6301 keyboard, mouse and joystick handler, the YM-2149 "PSG" sound chip, MC68901 MFP, the DMA, the GLU, the MMU, the video shifter, etc... All previously available off-the-shelf components of the Atari ST, mate.
Technically, you could say that the X68000 has off-the-shelf components, yes, but the GPU was fully custom and - together with the whole smartness of its technical design - made it the powerhouse that it was.
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