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Old 21 August 2018, 09:53   #59
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Originally Posted by roondar View Post
There are plenty more examples here. Generally, the more you want your code to actually do, the bigger the 68000 advantage becomes.

And yet we still see people comparing very small code snippets. This pisses me off.

Originally Posted by plasmab View Post
Sure the 6502 only accesses 8 bits at a time and yes the 68000 is a better CPU. But it’s ram performance is awful.
This is true, but what to expect ? 6502 is designed to work on a setup where memory is faster than the cpu, and not the 68000. I'm no hardware designer, but isn't it obvious memory performance get worse as clock rate gets higher ?

Compare that to todays architectures experiencing a cache miss, and you'll see who's bad in terms of ram performance
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