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Postby Cyprian » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:46 pm

leonard wrote:
Cyprian wrote:SNES (which was released only one year after A500) was a twice or more better.


it's extremly hard to compare the two systems, and even harder with numbers! ( twice or more ). What feature are you speaking? If you speak about CPU power, SNES is more than twice slower than AMIGA :) Of course SNES is a lot better regarding hardware sprites.


I would not go into snes vs amiga battle but SNES in terms of CPU is really powerful, it has more dedicated processors: CPU: 16-bit 65C816; APU: 16-bit S-DSP; 8-bit 6502 (with 4-bit swap instruction, and an 8-by-8-to-16-bit multiply instruction). It has much more colors, more sprites, 16bit sound, GPU chip.

actually amiga is really cool piece of hardware, but IMO it was just a game console with a keyboard (it was created as a console and in most of cases was used nothing more than a game console). Therefore IMO when we would like compare a game capabilities, we should rather compare apples to apples.
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Re: about the blitter ^^

Postby DarkLord » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:28 pm

There are a lot of early Babylon 5 fans who might debate a generalized
statement like that about the Amiga. :)
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Re: about the blitter ^^

Postby leonard » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:22 pm

"actually amiga is really cool piece of hardware, but IMO it was just a game console with a keyboard"

It may have been designed as a game console, but if you look at the operating system, it was pretty amazing for the period: doing a full multi-task system using a simple 68000 (no memory protection) was a great challenge. The multi task OS was not done for game. I think designers had in mind to do a multi purpose machine, and they succeed.
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