[rc5] Nintendo 64 RC5

Mike Fisher mikefisher at mindless.com
Tue Nov 4 13:49:33 EST 1997

At 07:35 AM 11/4/97 -0600, you wrote:
>'Ivo Janssen' said previously:
>| HP48-GX though, 128kb RAM, 3.5Mhz Z80 I think.... Hmmmmmm
>We'd be blessed if it were a Z-80.

Really...  The standard TI-85 runs off a 6Mhz Z-80 :-)  Unfortunately, I
haven't the foggiest if roughly 22kb or so of free RAM would be enough...
But wait, it probably won't work, cause I think I remember reading
somewhere that the way the 85 handles RAM causes you to only be able to
(safely) use several hundred bytes as variable storage and such, cause it
moves most of the contents of memory around all the time.  But it's got
assembler!! (Good old ZShell or the newer shells for that matter too.)

>Alas, it does not.  The HP48SX (and
>I assume the GX also) have a 5-bit CPU named "Saturn" (no relationship
>to the recent ballsy Sega machine).  Most notably, it lacks an XOR
>function, and I wouldn't be surprised if it lacked a rotate (or perhaps
>even a right-shift!) function.
>Apparently, those new TI calculators have 68K's in them... not that
>I'd know or care, since I can't stand the beasts.  (And yes, I work 
>at TI, and *no* this isn't TI's opinion.  :-)

Tsk tsk tsk... IMHO, they're great little machines.  But what do I know?

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