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Amiga 3000
Type: Home computer
Manufacturer(s) Commodore
CPU 68030
Platform Amiga
Operating System(s) Amiga OS.
Family Amiga

The A3000, also known as the Commodore Amiga 3000, was a much more serious proposition to build a professional multimedia computer than the previous A2000 effort. It was released in June 1990, three years after the 2000.

The Amiga 3000 came in a compact desktop "lunchbox" case with a separate keyboard..

Technical Specifications Edit

  • a Motorola 68030 processor at either 16 MHz or 25 MHz (The 16 MHz models were discontinued soon after).
  • 2 MB of memory (configured as 1 MB chip RAM and 1 MB 32bit Fast RAM), expandable to a total of 18 MB onboard.
  • a 68881 or 68882 FPU coprocessor (The 16 MHz model shipped with a 68881, the 25 MHz model with a 68882)
  • the ECS chipset.
  • a SCSI interface and a Quantum LPS40S (40 MB), LPS52S (50 MB) or LPS105S (100 MB) 3.5" Hard Drive.
  • a built-in 'flicker fixer' which enabled the use of a VGA monitor.

One could increase the amount of Fast RAM by adding ZIP DRAM chips, these were notoriously difficult to fit - and were available in two varieties, Page Mode or Static Column.

Other models included the Commodore International bundled with UNIX System V Release 4, and the A3000T tower computer.

An enhanced version, the Amiga 3000+, with the AGA chipset and an AT&T DSP chip was produced to prototype stage but never launched, instead Commodore replaced the A3000 with the cost-reduced A4000.

See AlsoEdit

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Canonical List of Commodore Hardware
List of Commodore micromputers
6502-based 8-Bit Kim-1 - Vic-20 - PET - CBM-II - C64 -

SX-64 -C16\C116 - Plus /4 - C128\C128D - Commodore 65

68000-based 16\32-bit Amiga 1000 - Amiga 500 - Amiga 2000 (Amiga 2500) - Amiga 1500 - CDTV - CD32 - Amiga 3000 - (Amiga 3000UX - Amiga 3000T) - Amiga 500+ - Amiga 600 - Amiga 1200 - Amiga 4000 - 4000T
Other Commodore 900 - PC Compatible systems

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