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Old 17 January 2014, 05:28   #12
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Originally Posted by Mrs Beanbag View Post
Amigas really should have had higher-end 68k chips from the beginning, the A500+ could have had a 68EC020 easily, they were already 7 years old by then. 68000 released in 1979 and still used in a new computer in 1991! Crazy!
The problem was that the Classic Amiga's were tied so closely to their custom chipset, what initially gave the platform its performance edge became its Achilles Heel in later years.

I think they should have gone for a 'clean sheet' approach for the later big box Amiga's (RTG chunky display, everything on separate cards like a PC).

This is the kind of direction that Dave Haynie was pushing towards at the end.

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