my two-cents worth.... The enhanced graphics means that there is a lot more data to shuffle around... this necessitates faster disk access (ie JiffyDOS, parallel, harddisks, etc) and faster memory calcs and transfers (ie faster CPU). For the target price of approx US$100 for a Video and speed enhancer, I'd be happy to put my hand up, but if it meant having to buy a SuperCPU to actually make the enhanced video usable, then the "package" would be out of my price range... The compromise is perhaps to detect the SCPU and use it instead of the on-board 65C02 - but only Jeri can tell us how hard that is to do. With a bit of discipline programmers of the new card could stick to 65C02 op-codes, something which would work on both for future program. As for existing generation software which has gone the 65816 path, those on smaller budgets would have to miss out.... - Nick PLEASE TAKE NOTE: The contents of this email (including any attachments) may be privileged and confidential. Any unauthorised use of the contents is expressly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please advise us immediately (you can contact us by telephone on +61 8 9441 2311 by reverse charge) and then permanently delete this email together with any attachments. We appreciate your co-operation. Whilst Orbital endeavours to take reasonable care to ensure that this email and any attachments are free from viruses or other defects, Orbital does not represent or warrant that such is explicitly the case (C) 2000: Orbital Engine Company (Australia) PTY LTD and its affiliates - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail email@example.com.
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