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News Atari VCS delayed for Ryzen upgrade

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 19 Mar 2019.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    So it has gone from useless tat to a Ryzen NUC (provided they actually ever release it)?

    Not bad, not bad at all.
     
  3. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Surely if it's only meant to be an Atari emulator, all this hardware is massively overkill?

    Unless they are secretly expecting/hoping/insinuating/implying users chuck on some more demanding emulators and use it as a catch-all retro gaming hub device??
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I feel like you've not been reading my oh-so-carefully-prepared articles on the matter...
    It's basically a Linux desktop with an Atari skin on top. In theory, you'll be able to install Steam and play what you want.
     
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  5. Byron C

    Byron C *psst!* This guy is a loser!

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    I don't know if this has changed at all - I'm sure Mr @Gareth Halfacree will correct me if so - but IIRC they are planning to make it an "open" system. I don't know if that means "open source" per se, but from what I remember they do want people to be able to write their own software/games for it.

    If it's a full-fat x86-64 CPU under the hood frankly it'd be hard not to. The only complication would be drivers, but unless there's more to Atari than the shuffling corpse it currently resembles, I highly doubt the hardware will far removed from "standard" PC components.

    EDIT: Ninja'd by Gareth, by a matter of moments :thumb:
     
  6. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    As a two-core Zen part, the question now is: 2200U, V1202B, or Athlon 200GE? My bet would be on V1202B, can't see them wanting to put in a socket for a single-SKU product when they could save money and go BGA.
     
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