SuperCPU

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The SuperCPU is a processor upgrade for the Commodore 64 and Commodore 128 personal computer platforms. The SuperCPU uses the W65C816S 8/16 bit microprocessor.

History[edit]

It was developed by Creative Micro Designs, Inc and released in released on May 4, 1997.[1]

It used a device called the RamCard to increase its capabilities. The card is no longer sold by Creative Micro Designs since 2001; the distribution was taken over from 2001 to 2009 by the U.S. company Click Here Software Co., but it is unclear if any were manufactured after 2001.

Technical description[edit]

The unit can have up to 16 MB RAM installed. The unit sported a "Turbo" switch which, when enabled, clocked a Commodore 64 or Commodore 128 up to 20 MHz. The unit plugs into the expansion port of the computer.[2] The unit uses 0.4 A and shadow ROM in 128 kB of RAM. Internal ROM was 128 kB.[3] Using the RamCard (SuperCard), fast page mode (FPM) not EDO memory modules with PS/2-SIMM socket can be used in the capacities of 1, 4, 8 or 16 MB.[4]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SuperCPU coding competition for 2006. - Commodore 64 (C64) Forum". lemon64.com. 2006-02-26. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  2. ^ "The Unofficial CMD Homepage - SuperCPU". cmdweb.de. 2010-04-18. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  3. ^ "SuperCPU General Specifications". webcache.googleusercontent.com. 1996. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  4. ^ "The SuperCPU FAQ". supercpu.cbm8bit.com. 2013-01-01. Retrieved 2013-05-26.