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Most Powerful 8 Bit?

Post by hedgehog » Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:33 am

Odd question but what was the most powerful 8-bit computer launched?

The most powerful 8-bit CPU was possibly the Motorola 6809E which my beloved Dragon used but the rest of the hardware package wasn't so hot (keyboard was good, MS Extended Colour Basic not bad, but sound and video - bleugh).

Was the SAM Coupe the best 8-bit platform? Or maybe one of the MSX machines?

What do you think?

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Re: Most Powerful 8 Bit?

Post by thevulture » Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:55 am

Flame war ahoy? :lol:

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Re: Most Powerful 8 Bit?

Post by ismellicecream » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:13 am

it woz teh speccy. :lol:

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Re: Most Powerful 8 Bit?

Post by Fred83 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:29 am

pc engine?

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Re: Most Powerful 8 Bit?

Post by Timothy Lumsden » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:35 am

no arguement: Vic 20 ! :lol:

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Re: Most Powerful 8 Bit?

Post by zerocool » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:21 am

IMHO - and I've played on them all...

1. SAM Coupe / PC-Engine (A draw)
2. GX4000 / SMS / NES (A Draw)
3. C64 / MSX Turbo II (A Draw)
4. Amstrad / Speccy / MSX (Draw)
5. Atari 800XL / C16 / BBC (A draw)
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Re: Most Powerful 8 Bit?

Post by thevulture » Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:52 am

Lot of hybrid tech.around using 8-Bit Hardware.

Sam coupe, Amstrad GX4000, MSX Range, Atari Lynx, PC Engine, Hell even the snes had an 8-Bit sound cpu. :D

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Re: Most Powerful 8 Bit?

Post by psj3809 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:24 am

thevulture wrote:Flame war ahoy? :lol:
Hopefully wont be a flame war. I know the Speccy wasnt the most powerful but i didnt care, to me it was the best for playing games. Some computer might have an impressive spec but could be the 'Betamax' of computers where people just went for the mainstream. The BBC always seemed pretty powerful but when it only had a handful of games i didnt give a monkeys !

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Re: Most Powerful 8 Bit?

Post by zerocool » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:32 am

psj3809 wrote:
thevulture wrote:Flame war ahoy? :lol:
Hopefully wont be a flame war. I know the Speccy wasnt the most powerful but i didnt care, to me it was the best for playing games. Some computer might have an impressive spec but could be the 'Betamax' of computers where people just went for the mainstream. The BBC always seemed pretty powerful but when it only had a handful of games i didnt give a monkeys !
It may surprise you, but I also think it was probably the best for gaming, especially when you consider the sum of its parts. The Amstrad and Commodore still had better versions of some games, but on the whole... the Speccy had the better games i.e. more originals. I still love my CPC to bits though.
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Re: Most Powerful 8 Bit?

Post by sscott » Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:13 pm

This the right forukm for this? Anyhoo, surely the PC Engine was overall the most powerful 8-bit though didn't the graphics chip do most of the work?
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Re: Most Powerful 8 Bit?

Post by knight_beat » Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:43 pm

The PC Engine and GX 4000 may have been 8 bit, but they'd have to be discounted from a list of 8-bit *computers* due to their general lack of keyboard appendage.

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Re: Most Powerful 8 Bit?

Post by ivarf » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:27 pm

knight_beat wrote:The PC Engine and GX 4000 may have been 8 bit, but they'd have to be discounted from a list of 8-bit *computers* due to their general lack of keyboard appendage.
OK, my vote goes to the Amstrad CPC 6128+ which is a GX4000 and more...

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Re: Most Powerful 8 Bit?

Post by zerocool » Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:51 am

If were talking about computers only, It's no secret that the Amstrad 6128 Plus model was probably the most powerful 8-bit computer, but man! I've seen some sexy stuff on the Sam Coupe, it was a sight for saw eyes. I think the Sam Coupe edges it?
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Re: Most Powerful 8 Bit?

Post by Katzkatz » Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:57 pm

The almighty bread bin aka the Commodore 64! Not the rubbish white one or the crappy games console version which last for 5 seconds then Commodore scrapped it. No seriously I suppose technically the PC Engine was the most powerful (had the best graphics and sound). The Spectrum probably had the largest selection of games, and the C64 had its superb SID chip. The CPC was technically very good however in school I don't know anyone who owned one. The only time I ever saw them was in Dixons, only in the big branches though, not in my local one.

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Re: Most Powerful 8 Bit?

Post by Fred83 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:06 pm

street fighter 2 on pc engine was amazing.

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