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Re: the nintendo64 is a R4000

Subject: Re: the nintendo64 is a R4000
From: Systemkennung Linux <>
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 1996 04:41:56 +0100 (MET)
In-reply-to: <> from "Dominic Sweetman" at Oct 28, 96 03:55:17 pm
> wayne roberts ( writes:
> > I noticed that the nintendo 64 uses a customized R4000 running
> > at 94Mhz.  I hope by customized, it still has a MMU but i dont
> > know how to find out.
> The Nintendo uses a die which is also shipped as the Vr4300 CPU, which
> is indeed a cheapo R4000 complete with MMU and floating point
> hardware.  It's possible that the Nintendo version doesn't bring out
> some critical signals, I suppose.  Also, I don't know whether the MMU
> gets *tested* on parts shipped to Nintendo.
> > If linux could be ported to this platform, make no under-estimation
> > that it would be the most popular.
> The challenge would be to get some usable I/O... Linux without a
> keyboard or any kind of disk might not be so interesting.

Additional I/O hardware is available in a development kit for most
game consoles.


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