Comment 1DP Panasonic FS-A1GT (MSX turbo R)


The Lure of Retro Computing


Panasonic FS-A1GT (MSX turbo R) (Score: 2, Informative)

by on 2014-05-06 01:34 (#1DP)

It's the ultimate 8-bit machine: 7 MHz (*1) Z80-compatible CPU, 512K main RAM, 128K video RAM, FM synthesis (OPLL), MIDI, adjustable speed autofire on space bar. Full specs here .

(*1) The original Z80 took 4 ticks for even the most basic instructions, more unless paired with fast RAM. The R800 in the turbo R can do them in 1 tick. So it's a lot faster than what the clock speed would suggest. For an 8-bit machine, that is.

While I still have it wired up, I must admit that I only really start it when doing research for the openMSX emulator. If I want to play old games, I do it in the emulator: it is just more convenient with save states, reverse, cheats etc.


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2014-05-08 16:32 Informative +1

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