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Old 28 January 2017, 09:15   #62
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Originally Posted by amiga_Forever View Post
You reckon an Acorn was comparable to an Amiga ? I used one in school, and they had good selection, but i guess its mostly what it's used for.
As someone who has written an Acorn FPGA core (A540)... the Archimedes series kicks the Amiga's ass and eats it for breakfast. No comparison at all. The iPhone is an Archie basically.

It was too expensive.. way too expensive and it needed 8 times the RAM to do the same as an Amiga. There was no DMA... but since the ARM cpu is basically the best blitter ever there was no need.
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