Atari Mega series? 1,2,3,4? Differences?

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Atari Mega series? 1,2,3,4? Differences?

Post by Steve » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:22 am

Hey guys,

I've always wondered about the differences between these revisions. I don't know much about the Mega, right now I think of it as a workstation style STFM. Could someone please educate me? Thx :)

Oh and as a bonus question, what are the expansion possibilities of these machines? Are there exxos cpu overclockers for it etc? Good for games?
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Re: Atari Mega series? 1,2,3,4? Differences?

Post by atari030 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:14 pm

Mega ST's are effectively STFM workstations with blitters and more RAM. They also have a battery backed clock, CPU bus slot and no modulator. So, RGB or high res only. They came in 1, 2 or 4 MB configurations. For the most part they are as upgradable as any STF.

Have a gander at this;

http://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/MEGAST/index.htm

MegaSTE's are a whole different beast. 16MHz STE with cache in a sexy box.

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Re: Atari Mega series? 1,2,3,4? Differences?

Post by exxos » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:47 pm

I don't think there was a mega 3 ?

But as said above, its a STF with blitter and RTC pretty much.

They have a expansion slots (and more internal room) which things like gfx cards can use. Though I have a few MEGA's and never tend to do anything with them. I find them more temperamental than the STF's.
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Re: Atari Mega series? 1,2,3,4? Differences?

Post by Steve » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:47 pm

Awesome thx for the info :)
Falcon ct60e 060 - 256mb ram - phantom bus and dsp accel // Atari TT - Thunder and Storm IDE 64mb ram - Lightning VME - USB LAN - Ati Mach64 2mb // Atari STM 4160 - 4MB ram - 16Mhz exxos 1.5 booster - Ultrasatan

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