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1994 - The Amiga A9000

Technical Specifications:
A RISC processor.
(their favourite was the RISC4400)
AGA Chipset
OS 3.0 / 3.1 / 3.5 / 3.9
880Kb floppy disk
5 Zorro III slots for memory
expansion, accelerator card and
built-in IDE harddisk interface
with 80 MB - 1GB 3.5" hard drive
front drive bay can be used
for optional IDE CDROM.
4 channel stereo sound
Serial, Parallel, RGB, Mouse
and Joystick ports.

The concept for the Amiga 9000 was first published in the 1994 Amiga Format Annual and was later updated by Amiga Format magazine into the Dream Amiga.

At the time the profile was created, Amiga enthusiasts thought the next Amiga should offer the following features:

  • At least 8 channel sound or 16 bit DSP audio chip.
  • A 24-bit display was not prioritized that much because the human eye can only see 16.8 million colours. However, the graphics should definitely be updated to allow it to move around faster.
  • A RISC processor. The favourite was the RISC4400.
  • Hardware emulation of the Mac and PC.
  • The hardware and Operating System should support ReTargetable Graphics (RTG) to allow the Amiga to drive several monitors at once.
  • High Density disk drive.
  • A Double Density CD-ROM drive (now known as DVD) allowing the storage of twice as much data as conventional CD's. Static RAM (S-RAM).
  • It would also feature a keyboard similar to Microsoft's "Ergonomic" keyboard.

The Amiga 9000 was a mythical machine announced by a third party company, but never made it to the marketplace.

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Revised: September 25, 2005.