John, I was afraid I might have confused someone by saying 'video RAM' and it looks like I did! See, if I understand correctly, the 16 Mb will be fully accesable to the 6502, presumably through some new MMU-type device. If that's the case, then having more RAM on board is always better! I can browse the web quite comfortably on my PC at 640x480x16-bit. For this reason I believe those should be the minimum capabilities of the board. If Jeri can provide: - 640x480x16-bit VGA - 25-30 Mhz 6502 - at LEAST 16 Mb RAM - 65816 option socket - ETHERNET and/or USB then I'll be VERY VERY VERY happy with it. In fact, I'll be EXCEEDINGLY HAPPY! :-) --- John West McKenna <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Professor Dredd writes: > > >Honestly, I don't know exactly why she chose to > limit > >it to 16 Mb video RAM. That's only a 24-bit > register. > >I think I'd have gone for 32-bits, assuming the > board > >could electrically support that much RAM. > > If it can only be used for video, then 16MB is a > LOT. A 1600x1200 32 bit > frame buffer requires 7.5MB. You can double-buffer > that and still have 16 > times the C64's memory left over. 1024x768x24 is > only 2.25MB. > > John > - > This message was sent through the cbm-hackers > mailing list. > To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail email@example.com. ===== Get a FREE 6Mb webmail box from go6502! - http://www.geocities.com/profdredd As low as 2.99% Intro APR from NextCard! - http://www.nextcard.com/index6.html?ref=aff0074521 PayPal is the FAST FREE and SECURE way to send money! - https://secure.paypal.x.com/refer/pal=profdredd%40yahoo.com __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Auctions - Buy the things you want at great prices. http://auctions.yahoo.com/ - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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