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Wednesday, 22 December 2010 10:06

Commodore 64 is back just like we remember it

Written by Nick Farell
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This time it is 64 bit
While nostalgia is still not what it used to be, it seems that the latest version of the Commodore 64 is exactly the way it was in the 1980s. The new Commodore 64x has used the beige wedge design of the old machine but runs an Intel Dual Core 525 Atom processor, 2GB of RAM, and an Nvidia Ion 2 graphics chipset.

OK it is not really a Commodore 64, it is a PC lamb dressed up in retro mutton but it is still pretty cool. It is also designed to run the original software, using either an emulator or a custom Workbench 5 operating system, both of which are included.

Amusingly the Atom D525 is a 64-bit processor so it is just the meaning of the 64 that has changed over the last 20 years. If it's paired with the nVidia ION chipset then should be able to manage 1920x1080p HD video so it is not a bad little machine.

Commodore is not telling us when, where or how much the beast will be.  But if you want a journey down memory lane have a look here.


Nick Farell

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