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Old 09 March 2013, 09:03   #113
Astrofra
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Originally Posted by Bloodwych View Post
Decide for yourselves. The Falcon specs are below.

Note, the Blitter ran at 16MHz and the DSP 32MHz.
This chart mentions a central bus in 32bits, but it is widely known that the bus of the Falcon was 16/24bits :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_Falcon

Actually, I don't want to start the good old flame war again, because I LOVE every single machine of this era

I just wanted to make the point that, if Commodore made a wrong decision when shipping the A1200 without any 'fast ram', it appears the Atari made the same kind of strategic error.

Both decisions resulted in a 32bits CPU running at half its speed (more or less).
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