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5200 hardware question.


Keatah
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Ask anyone, they'll tell you the 5200 is essentially an Atari 400/800 without the keyboard & memory. But it isn't that simple, I understand there to be minor differences in ANTIC & GTIA. So, I ask is there anything unique or special about the 5200 circuitry that could give it an advantage over the 8-bit computers? Say something like some "hidden" instructions or a certain addressing scheme, or the way the custom chips are wired up.

 

Another way of looking at it is would there be something that the 5200 could maybe do in one clock cycle that would take the traditional computers multiple cycles?

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