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Old 12-01-2010, 07:53 AM   #1
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Default Amiga hardware superiority

I was comparing the Amiga with its competitors back in those times in the hardware aspect.

Each machine is listed with its default factory configuration (third party expansions are not taken into account).




Do you think the Amiga was superior in all aspects?

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Old 12-01-2010, 07:54 AM   #2
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Of course...
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:02 AM   #3
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Well, I woul have chosen for the cpu & bus speed of the Quadra, and the audio from the Falcon.
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:07 AM   #4
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Default Re: Amiga hardware superiority

Going by that chart, I'd have to say the Mac is the clear winner.
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Default Re: Amiga hardware superiority

Those specs are a little innacurate. 1024x768+overscan on aga ? X68030 also had 16 bit color (65536 colors) onscreen. Im sure there's other errors there too, but it's too late and Im not interested enough to find them As much as Id like to say otherwise, there are some areas that the amiga was completely humbled in vs. some of the other machines of the day.
Not that I care too much,... I love the amiga regardless.
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:11 AM   #6
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hmm, you've just proven that apples are superior to oranges and bananas. you should stand proud
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:19 AM   #7
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Default Re: Amiga hardware superiority

Yes probably I made a mistake or two on the chart, but despite those Mac lovers, I still think it was not the best machine.
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:25 AM   #8
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Default Re: Amiga hardware superiority

The 4000T is nice, but the technology was already long in the tooth.

Also, calling Paula a DSP is pushing it and they didn't come with a CDRom.

To be fair, most only shipped with an 880k capable drive.
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Yes probably I made a mistake or two on the chart, but despite those Mac lovers, I still think it was not the best machine.
I'm no Mac lover, but if you're talking hardware specification superiority, it's clear the 4000T is not the winner.
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Default Re: Amiga hardware superiority

The A4000 was towards the very end of the Commodore era when it was clear the company was sinking fast.

If you look earlier than that, it's pretty clear that the A1000 owned anything the competitors had at the time.

Other than the obvious A4000T, the only other machines in that list that interest me are the Falcon and X68030. The NeXT box would be kind of interesting but a bit meh.
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Default Re: Amiga hardware superiority

I still say OF COURSE, but then I'm totally biased, ignorant, thick and proud of it...
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Default Re: Amiga hardware superiority

@Heiroglyph
My brother´s A4000T when bought new came with the 1.76MB floppy and I believe it was a 2x cdrom reader.
Paula is more likely a poor man´s DSP I didnt know where to put it.

@Tone007
I believe, there isnt a total winner or looser. It is that some aspects of some of the contenders were really good and others not so much.

@Karlos
I agree that back in the days of the A1000, it was the computer to have, every IT/geek guy was having wet dreams with it.
I wish I could have one of each, less the Next, which I dont find especially interesting.

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Default Re: Amiga hardware superiority

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The A4000 was towards the very end of the Commodore era when it was clear the company was sinking fast.

If you look earlier than that, it's pretty clear that the A1000 owned anything the competitors had at the time.

Other than the obvious A4000T, the only other machines in that list that interest me are the Falcon and X68030. The NeXT box would be kind of interesting but a bit meh.
I've got a NeXT box right here... But for some weird reason it has a picture of a half eaten fruit on it :-?
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At the end of the day it's not really about which machine had the better hardware specs, it's really about what the all those clever coders & programmers wrote for it, that made each machine what it was...
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At the end of the day it's not really about which machine had the better hardware specs, it's really about what the all those clever coders & programmers wrote for it, that made each machine what it was...
Hmmm, no... I think what is boils down to, is which one did you get for christmas when you were ten
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