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Jaguar 64 Classic
Cartridge based unit, 2Mb RAM, 24-bit colour, stereo sound, 64 bit bus, 5
chips, 2 32 bit RISC CPU's, 64 bit object processor, 64 bit Blitter, Digital
Signal Processor and 68000 CPU for I/O etc. Supports 1-8 unique 17/23 button
controller(s). (3/8 fire buttons and numeric keypad) RGB and composite video
and s-video plus either PAL UHF or NTSC output.
Jaguar 64 CD Combo
The Jaguar 64 Combo is simply a Jaguar 64 with an integral Jaguar CD unit.
The specifications of the combined unit are EXACTLY the same as the two units,
the Jaguar 64 (classic) and Jaguar-CD bought as seperate items. The difference
is that the Jaguar 64 Combo has a stylish new case, much smoother and angled,
more stylish than a Saturn or Playstation. The Jaguar 64 Combo also comes
with the enhanced 23-button Pro-Controller as standard, rather than the normal
Jaguar 18-button controller. The big red power button is at the back.
The Jaguar 64 Combo is No.#1 Best-Seller!
The Jaguar/2 64 is a second, next-generation machine designed to supercede
the standard Jaguar 64. The Jaguar 64 has now been overtaken speed-wise by
the polygon hardware of the Saturn, Playstation and Nintendo 64 even though
the throughput of the Jaguar 64 is still very respectable. The Jaguar/2 64
has a massively enhanced 64-bit chipset PARTICULARLY OPTIMIZED for
texture-mapping. The machine can generate light-sourced, gouraud-shaded,
texture-mapped polygons at over 4 times the speed of the Playstation, making
the Jaguar/2 64 the fastest system available today.
The Jaguar/2 64 specification enhancements include 4Mb RAM, an integral ROM
API for faster software development, a quad-speed CD drive (rather than the
double-speed on the Jaguar Combo) and a 68010 CPU to help decrease bus-bandwidth
utilisation. The system bus now runs at 57.6 Mhz, twice that of the Jaguar
bus, but it still offers Jaguar compatibility through a compatibility mode.
The blitter now has 8Kb of texture-RAM too, and can operate in phase-mode
for all types of operation instead of just some modes. These features combined
massively enhance texture-mapping ability. These enhancements will mean more
to the Jaguar developer than the end-user. The end-user just sees better
JAVA API SUPPORT
Atari have licensed the JAVA technology from Sun, and a Jaguar JAVA Virtual
Machine will be available on cartridge in the future. The JAVA code will
run on the Jaguar using a "just-in-time" compiler for maximum performance,
and the cartridge will support the Jag-Store for program storage. The rumoured
Jag-Store/100 will no doubt be supported as the preferred storage device.
The add-on will be included with the Jaguar/2 specific internet connection
kit which will utilise the Jaguar 64 Voice Modem, and offer Web Browsing
abilities, along with eMail sending and receiving just like the Sega Saturn
The Jaguar 64 is also 100% Jaguar software compatible, giving the Jaguar/2
64 an immediate library of software available. New Jaguar/2 software is still
fairly scarce at present, but both cartridges and CD titles are under development
now, with all the big-name developers, including previously Nintendo or Sega
only developers coming on-board.