This interesting video from ‘retrogeek computers’ shows you how to build your Commodore Amiga 500 in a tower. The Youtube vlogger shows you step by step how to get it done. Commodore’s Amiga 500 was the low-end version of the Amiga 2000 and the main competitor of Atari’s 520/1040 ST range. The A500 was superior in almost every area, apart from its MIDI capabilities and the disk drive, which was not only slow but very noisy as well and a bitter feud quickly developed between owners of these rival machines. Hardware wise, the Amiga 500 is very similar to the Amiga 1000, the main internal differences being an increase in memory fom 256 KB to 512 KB and the addition of another custom chip named “Gary” (the only Amiga chip with a male name). This is a new I/O chip that controls the disk drive and also performs address decoding. This chip is also used in the high-end A2000. The Commodore Amiga 500 was discontinued in 1991. Click here to watch the movie.

 

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