Ray6 wrote:

figuerres wrote:

just a few of the things ... that made it a sweet system.


Wow.

I had no idea.

Sounds like this thing was years ahead of its time.




Yep it sure was....

things like the GPU cards we have today.... well do some reading about the AMiga chipset,

Fat Agnus, Bilitter,Copper, Paula and Daphine.

they were the custom chips that made the hardware special.

they plus some chips that were versions of chips used in the other Commodore systems and the 68K cpu.

Bilitter was a dedicated hardware Block transafer processor.
Copper was a video "Co Processor"
some of the other chips did sound, DISK I/O and other stuff...