BillyHW Posted November 25, 2012 Share Posted November 25, 2012 The vast majority of the systems in the late 70s and early 80s were built around these 8-bit CPUs. Could anyone with programming or engineering experience from that era chime in with what some of the advantages and disadvantages or each chip were? Which do you think was better? For computing? For gaming? Here's a quick list that I can think of. Please correct me where I'm wrong and add your own that I've missed. Z80: Adam/ColecoVision Sega SG-1000 Sega Master System MSX most early arcade games Game Boy Game Gear Astrocade (Also listed as a coprocessor on many 16-bit arcades/consoles) 6502: Atari 2600 Atari 8-bit computers/5200 Apple II NES/Famicom Atari Lynx Commodore 64 PC Engine/TurboGrafx 16/Duo/Express The Commodore 128 was unique in that it had both a Z80 and a 6502. And what ever happened to Zilong and MOS? Why were they never able to translate their success in the 8-bit market over into the 16-bit market and beyond? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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