Atari Falcon

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The Atari Falcon was Atari's final computer product, more specifically named the Atari Falcon030 Computer System. The machine was based on a Motorola 68030 main CPU, and had a Motorola 56000 digital signal processor (the latter distinguishing it from most other microcomputers of the era).

The Falcon was released in late 1992 and subsequently canceled in 1993 as Atari restructured itself to focus completely on the release and support of its newest product, the Atari Jaguar Interactive Multimedia System (64-bit video game console). The Atari Falcon030 had many powerful features. Unfortunately, some misread the use of the 1040ST case as indicative of lesser performance, and thought a case more like the Mega STe or TT030 case would have been much more suitable for such a relatively high-end, expensive, product.

Apparently, Atari created a number of prototypes of the Falcon040 (based on the more capable deep-pipeline, FPU-including, Motorola 68040) but never got around to releasing them before the company's demise.

External links

  • Atari Museum (http://www.atarimuseum.com/computers/16bits/falcon030.html)


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