Falcon030 -vs- 1200 -vs- Performa 400 (Not a flame, Please don't flame)

Falcon030 -vs- 1200 -vs- Performa 400 (Not a flame, Please don't flame)

Post by E.A. Sto » Thu, 25 Mar 1993 13:57:15







>> >Completely analogous to the old ANTIC chip in the Atari 8-bit series.

>> Yup!.. expecially since both the ANTIC and the COPPER where designed by
>> the same person.

>So why don't any other Atari machines (ST, STE, Falcon) have an ANTIC/Copper
>chip?

Because the people who designed the 8-bit atari's are not the ones who
designed the 16-bit ones.  The person responsible for the Atari
8-bitters ANTIC helped to design the Amiga for Amiga Inc. (which was
eventually sold to C=).  

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Falcon030 -vs- 1200 -vs- Performa 400 (Not a flame, Please don't flame)

Post by Fredrik Lundho » Thu, 25 Mar 1993 18:57:55






>> >Completely analogous to the old ANTIC chip in the Atari 8-bit series.

>> Yup!.. expecially since both the ANTIC and the COPPER where designed by
>> the same person.
>So why don't any other Atari machines (ST, STE, Falcon) have an ANTIC/Copper
>chip?
>--------------------------------Tom.

Very simple, some of the guys who made tha Atari 8-bit range,
quitted, got sacked, whatever, started an indipendent company
made the Amiga computer, tried to sell it to atari, well atari *ed up,
so commodore bought the amiga instead..

enjoy...

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Falcon030 -vs- 1200 -vs- Performa 400 (Not a flame, Please don't flame)

Post by Daniel D Ackerm » Fri, 02 Apr 1993 08:46:49


     Well considering the ST was almost finished at that time and the original
Amiga was still a mock up you can't truely blame them.  But just think what
would have happened.  Commodore would be gone or only making their lame PC
clones and Atari would still be making A1000's and discussing the A500 ;)