Talk:Amiga 2000

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Separate Models into 3 streams?[edit]

I think that this article could be relayedout on the lines of the A2000 article at Big Book of Amiga hardware. There are enough differences between the revisions to justify separate sections for each. The early German Model As were quite different from the later US Model Bs. The Model Cs are a bit mixed up, since the early ones are still OCS (but with the 1Mb fat Agnuses, and 1Mb Chip), and the later ones are ECS (my first A2000 was one of these) :). 04:09, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

If you feel like it, please do. When I wrote the tech. specks I was quite confused about all the models and revisions. Headache inducing, truly.--Anss123 07:37, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

Need pictures of Zorro II / Zorro III expansion cards[edit]

I need example pictures of Zorro II / III expansion cards for the Plug and play article. Can any Amiga hobbyist reading this page upload some images of their Zorro expansion cards to the Commons? DMahalko (talk) 04:10, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

Amiga 1500 merge proposal[edit]

The Amiga 1500 is- as its own article states- essentially a variant of the Amiga 2000 with a second floppy instead of a hard drive (and controller). It strikes me that there is little that couldn't- or shouldn't- be dealt with in the main Amiga 2000 article.

We can (if necessary) convert the Amiga 1500 page into a subsection redirect (to within Amiga 2000) and place the redirect itself within categories so that it still appears as a separate entry. Ubcule (talk) 00:09, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

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Exceeded only by the Macintosh II? Revisionism much?[edit]

The standard Macintosh II system came with an Apple NuBus Color card, which, at its core was not much more than a framebuffer clocked out by a DAC. While this card had a max of approximately 640x480 in 256 colors, it couldn't move the pixels around, very fast at all, as the Mac system architecture didn't even have a facility to help with block memory copies, other than what was offered by the 68020.

The Mac II had NO intrinsic video subsystem at all, and was dependent on the appropriate NuBus card.

The Amiga 2000, on the other hand, did have the built in Amiga chipset, which, while it had less vertical resolution, could efficiently move pixels with its blitter architecture, to say nothing of the fact that this happened WITHOUT THE NEED FOR THE CPU TO ARBITRATE.

You could expand the Amiga 2000 using either the Video slot (which would expose the 12-bit video signals, added a set of GPIO signals, etc..), or by adding a card in the Zorro slot which would add for example, a TMS34020 based video card (such as the Vivid 24, or even a simple framebuffer like the Firecracker), to work alongside the amiga graphics subsystem. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tschak909 (talkcontribs) 05:48, 24 October 2016 (UTC)