Retro Computing and Video Games

Rooming & Equipment
Ideally based in a computer room.
A huge collection of retro video games consoles are supplied by Computerteacher.
-Binatone TV Master (Pong)
-Atari 2600 & Philips G7000
-NES & Master System
-SNES & Megadrive
-N64, Playstation, Saturn
-Gamecube, PS2, Xbox, Dreamcast
-Wii, PS3, Xbox 360

CPU types & speeds, Memory & Storage Devices

Students will investigate the technical specifications of the machines and see how that influences what they are capable of.

  • CPU types, Speeds, No of Cores
  • RAM & ROM
  • Optical, Magnetic & Solid State Storage
  • Bits, Bytes, Kilo/Mega/Giga/Tera
  • Connector.

    Name

    Super Nintendo (SNES)

  • Connector.

    CPU

    Ricoh 5A22 @ 3.58 MHz (16 bit, Single Core, CISC)

  • Connector.

    GPU

    Super FX (RISC)

  • Connector.

    Storage

    ROM Cartridge


  • Connector.

    Name

    Sega Dreamcast

  • Connector.

    CPU

    Hitachi SH-4 @ 200 MHz (32-bit, Single Core, RISC)

  • Connector.

    GPU

    100 MHz PowerVR2

  • Connector.

    Storage

    Optical Disc (Proprietary GD-ROM)


  • Connector.

    Name

    Microsoft XBOX

  • Connector.

    CPU

    733 MHz Intel Pentium III (32-bit, Single Core, CISC)

  • Connector.

    GPU

    233 MHz nVidia NV2A

  • Connector.

    Storage

    8 GB, 3.5 in, 5,400 RPM hard disk


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