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Old 16 January 2004, 04:56   #1
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Historical Commodore site

Look. It has specs, screens and tidbits on All Commodore machines.

http://www.mergetel.com/~blitz/C64/museum.html
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Old 16 January 2004, 07:48   #2
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Very nice link Fred, thanks for the retro views
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Old 17 January 2004, 15:16   #3
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Hmm, they say the C64 was powered by a MOS 6510, but surely it was the 6502?
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Hmm, they say the C64 was powered by a MOS 6510, but surely it was the 6502?
Why surely?

It was most certainly the 6510.
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Why surely?

It was most certainly the 6510.
That's the same chip powering the Atari 8 bit series, no?
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Old 17 January 2004, 20:20   #6
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AFAIK it wasn't the same CPU Fred, I do believe the Apple II and the Atari 8-Bit series used non CBM produced 6502's made by a number of vendors like Harris, Rockwell and who knows how many other's

The CPU's used in the CBM 8-bits were actually manufactured by a division of CBM and were more like a super version of the 6502 and then the C128's used the 8510, another suped up version of the older 6502 CPU. The nice thing however is that CBM made these CPU's backward compatible with 6502 ML so code would run properly
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The 6510 is a microprocessor designed by MOS Technologies, and is a successor to the 6502. The primary changes were the addition of clock pins, which allowed the chip to use external clocks, and the addition of I/O ports which allowed the CPU to handle simple tasks without needing the 6522 VIA.

The 6510 was only widely used in the Commodore 64 home computer. In this machine, the extra pins on the processor were used for switching in and out memory banks, and for controlling the electric motor of the cassette recorder.
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There you go a very detailed summary of the 6510 CPU, thanks FromWithin
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Hm, been by that page a while ago, but back then it wasn't as updated as now.

Hehe, always wanted some info on that Commodore 900 computer. It was the one they were working on before they ditched it in favour of the Amiga. Hm, it looks a bit like an A2000.

Hm, it says the HAM8 mode can display 640,000 colours. Heh, I wish. Wonder where they get their numbers from...

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A friend of mine who collects homecomputers like mad has got a C900 !
The most funny thing about it is the name of it's operating system:
It's called 'Coherent' !?
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It's called 'Coherent' !?
and if the OS crashes it's a case of incoherency
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