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Jaguar was not a true 64-bit machine! It was a 32-bit/16-bit hybrid! Atari's marketing for the Jag were dirty liars!! IT should have used a different approach! :mad: :mad: :mad: :thumbsdown:

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Jaguar was not a true 64-bit machine! It was a 32-bit/16-bit hybrid! Atari's marketing for the Jag were dirty liars!! IT should have used a different approach! :mad: :mad: :mad: :thumbsdown:

By any chance, do you enjoy kicking wasp's nests for fun?
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Are you angry? Being angry on the internet doesn't work very well. It's better to formulate your questions decently.

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Hey hey... this is a serious topic for serious discussion. No really... we've never thoroughly discussed this before. Really... I want to see thoughtful poignant discussion on this most interesting topic. Seriously guys.

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Why ignore me? Jaguars sound system was not 64 bit, it was only 16-bit like the Super NES, and the Sega Mega Drive. It's CPU might be 64 bit in some ways, I'll admit. But the graphics chip was only 32 bit. More of a hybrid if you ask me.

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Next topic, please.

 

Yeah what he said...................Prosystemsearch you are not even TRYING to be convincing at this point. Been there , done that OVER AND OVER...........

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Been very tempted admittedly but in the end I have this sad fascination with watching train wrecks or just seeing how idiotic a person gets with their posts otherwise I'd have had a few people here on ignore ages ago. Also I would hate to miss the epicness such threads sometimes evolve into.

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Yeah what he said...................Prosystemsearch you are not even TRYING to be convincing at this point. Been there , done that OVER AND OVER............

 

Yeah... You do have a point there. :P :P :sleep:

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Why ignore me?

 

Umm, because you're officially and obviously just here for the trolling at this point?

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I still think http://www.hillsoftware.com/files/atari/jaguar/jag_v8.pdf

is an enlightening reading.

 

"Jaguar contains two custom chips, code-named Tom and Jerry.

For graphics, Tom contains the Object Processor, the Blitter and the Graphics Processor. For sound, Jerry
holds the Digital Sound Processor. In addition to these, there is an external CPU, currently a 68000. When
animating graphics there are therefore four processing elements, all of which have got specific roles to play. "

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The fact that it had a 64-bit DRAM bus didn't help as much as they hoped. Unless your memory needs were completely linear, the wait states absolutely killed you. I don't consider the 64-bit thing to be a lie, I just think it's a meaningless spec in a modern console because there are so many different subsystems.

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Well, as the O.P. knows, this topic has been around the block.. just waiting to flare up opinions.

 

The bottom line is that the engineers made it 64 bit where it counts. The marketing shills boasted 64 bits where it doesn't.

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