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Old 04-10-07, 09:21 AM   #13
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I know my first PC was a 286-16mhz chip from AMD. I had 1mb of ram, CGA graphics, 40mb HD, and a 5-1/4" floppy. Man, those days sucked. It took too much work for very little return.
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Old 04-10-07, 09:26 AM   #14
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I must be the only one still shocked that he can read...
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Old 04-10-07, 11:00 AM   #15
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I remember my fist AMD chip, it was a 486 DX4 120! I remember my mate going "well it can't be as fast as my Intel DX4 100 as it was made by Intel" But it was much to his disgust(as it was a cheaper chip too), but I do remember it had problems with my AWE32 in Wing Commander 3, if I was set to sue Midi it would crash the game. (to play it correctly I would have to under clock the chip to 100) all other games were fine btw.
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Old 04-10-07, 03:46 PM   #16
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I still have my 386 DX40 from AMD. With 8MB of that 30-pin SIMM memory. I used some of them on my SB AWE32. And also had a 50MB hard disk doubled with stacker. : ) Good times.
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Old 04-12-07, 03:11 PM   #17
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Motorola 6800 FTW !!!!
pc's had green and black displays when the amiga was king
pc's were so lame.
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Old 04-12-07, 05:03 PM   #18
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Damn, I thought the K6 series was their 1st cpu series.

I also thought that 586 referred to a pentium 1, since that was the successor to the 486.
The 6 implies it's the 6th K-series processor.

Kinda like how the current Athlon 64 lines are the K8 processors...
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Old 04-12-07, 06:21 PM   #19
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Motorola 6800 FTW !!!!
pc's had green and black displays when the amiga was king
pc's were so lame.
Motorola 68000's were among the fastest processors of their day.

They put the Genesis ahead, and they still keep the SNK Neo Geo alive.

In fact, the PPC in the Gamecube is said not to be as powerful in certain ways as was sega cd and genesis together (mc69k @ 7.6 mhz in gen, 12.5 mhz in the sega cd).

I think they should somehow, if possible, modify the mc68k design so it could be in 2/3 of game consoles again.

Speed, maturity, and blast processing were possible only on the genesis courtesy of sega.

BTW, the Genesis was partially 32 bit b/c of the MC68k. See how humble Sega was? Sega always referred to the Genesis as no more than 16 bit.
Hell, if nintendo made the 32x, the genesis and the sega cd, then Nintendo probably would have gone as far to say that they had a 128 bit system (in 94). And they would have called the 32x the 64X.


With the Sega Saturn, Sega often gave the worst-case scenario specs, while Nintendo and Sony gave the best case scenario specs most, if not all of the time.

And Sega's the one that people like the least.

What a ****-up=(

Whether Sega-haters like it or not, the Saturn was more powerful than the PS1.

The most advanced programmers know that=)
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Old 04-12-07, 10:00 PM   #20
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why would you start at K6?

just cause 6 is a cool number or something?


think about it....

For the same reason the 8088 was not the 8,088th processor developed.
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I know my first PC was a 286-16mhz chip from AMD. I had 1mb of ram, CGA graphics, 40mb HD, and a 5-1/4" floppy. Man, those days sucked. It took too much work for very little return.

I had VGA on mine....but otherwise identical to my first PC.



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