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Commodore Amiga

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Commodore Amiga

 

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In late 80s, besides the Commodore 64, two more computers would occupy a significant share of the market before the PC took over in the 90s; the Atari ST and the Commodore Amiga.

The Amiga was released in 1987 with the Amiga 500 model, it was considered as a spiritual succesor of the C-64 and was available in mass retail outlets. It came with a 7.15909 MHz Motorolla 68000 microprocessor, 512 KB of Chip RAM and a maximum capacity of 9.5KB, One double-density 3.5'' floppy drive which could read 720 KB IBM-PC disks and 880 kB standard Amiga disks. But what made this computer especial was its graphics capabilities; with a maximum of 640 × 256 and 4096 colors. It had its keyboard integrated with the CPU unit just like the C-64 and C-128, but unlike its predecessors the floppy disk drive was also integrated. Despite the Motorola 68000 was 32-bit internally the computer had a 16-bit data bus and 24-bit address bus. The Amiga 500 was mostly used for gaming and graphic edition.

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