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 Subject: RE: 16 bits or 8 bits ?
Author: The Paranoid (p54AEA797.dip0.t-ipconnect.de)
Date:   01-20-2006 20:15


Hmmm ... When looking at the Lynx schematics as
available from 42Bastian's homepage, i actually can't
find anything that seems to support the classification
"16-Bits system", but the Lynx was given a 16 x 16
Bit multiplier that actually produced 32-Bit results.

So, if the Lynx is a 16-Bit System because of that, the
Atari TT could be called a 64-Bit system since the TT
graphics chip accesses RAM with 64-Bits width.

It's fairly common by marketing to pick the biggest number
of bus width in a system and to advertise with it.
That's why the PC Engine was sold as TurboGrafx 16 in the
U.S., even though it had an 8-Bit CPU.
That's why the Jaguar was sold as a 64-Bit system, even
though it has the same CPU as the 16-Bit Genesis.
That's why the Dreamcast's box had a "128 Bits" imprint
even though it has a 32-Bit CPU


Just a few thoughts.


The Paranoid

 Topics Author  Date
  16 bits or 8 bits ? new Benoa 11-26-2005 11:42 
   RE: 16 bits or 8 bits ? new Atarifreak 12-08-2005 02:45 
   RE: 16 bits or 8 bits ?  The Paranoid 01-20-2006 20:15 
    RE: 16 bits or 8 bits ? new bah 04-24-2006 23:18 
    RE: 16 bits or 8 bits ? new shalroth 06-29-2006 16:43 
     RE: 16 bits or 8 bits ? new lynxdev.atari.org 07-05-2006 17:39 
      RE: 16 bits or 8 bits ? new Cyprian 08-19-2009 12:02 
       RE: 16 bits or 8 bits ? new Spaceman 08-29-2009 16:56 
        RE: 16 bits or 8 bits ? new Cyprian 06-27-2011 20:18 
         RE: 16 bits or 8 bits ? new gWiZ 10-20-2011 20:32 

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