Thread: Amiga Vs ST
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Old 30 July 2009, 23:56   #231
Tom Walker
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Originally Posted by Harrison View Post
I will even go as far as to say the Archimedes was a superior hardware to the Amiga!
Archimedes (of A3000 generation, which is what all games were written for) has exactly 3 things over the Amiga :

- ARM CPU
- Decent memory bandwidth (25.6mb/sec - though video DMA grabs a large chunk of this)
- Chunky 256 colour mode

The rest is inferior. I've done some coding for the Arc recently and I've not at all enjoyed the fixed palette in 256 colour mode, the CPU driven 8 voice sound (ever wonder why no games used all 8 voices?), the hardware scrolling that's only accurate to every _other_ pixel and that you're not supposed to use anyway, and the flakiness of RiscOS in general.
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