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 "God answers all prayers...but sometimes he answers 'No.'"
                                        Corporal Klinger, M*A*S*H


                   SOME STUFF ABOUT THE JAGUAR
             (NOT MUCH THOUGH, ONLY A TABLE REALLY)


 When  "Atari  Explorer  Online" released  a  Jaguar  special  in
September  I guessed there would be literally zillions  of  other
magazines  that would end up using information taken from  there.
Not  ST  NEWS,  though.  Well,  I just sortof took the  core  and
instead  of writing a full-fledged Jaguar feature article I  just
slammed  it in the "Did you know that..." column.  But the  table
below  I  just had to use,  but couldn't do it in the  "Did  you"
column. So here goes...

                  Jaguar        3DO         SNES         GENESIS
-------------+--------------------------------------------------
Bus Width    |   64 bits      32 bits      16 bits       16 bits
             |
Rendering/   |
Animation    |850+ Million  64 Million    1 Million     1 Milln
Speed        |pixels/second pixels/second pixels/second pixels/sc
             |
Bus          |    106.4          60           ?             ?
Bandwidth    |Megabytes/sec Megabytes/sec
             |
Colors       | 16.7 Million  16.7 Million    256           64
             |
True Color   |    Yes           Yes          Yes           No
Graphics     |  (32-bit)      (24-bit)     (16-bit)
             |
Processors   | 5:GPU + DSP   4:ARM60+DSP  2:65C816      2:68000
             | Object Proc.    2 Graphic    DSP           Z80
             | Blitter+68000   Processors
             |
Stereo 16-bit|
CD Quality   |    Yes           Yes          No            No
Sound?       |
             |
MIPS         |     55            ?           ?             ?
             |
Custom HW    |
for 3D       |    Yes            No          No            No
Objects      |
             |
Multi-       |
Processing   |    Yes            ?           ?             ?
Architecture |
             |
Object       |
Processor    |    Yes            No          No            No
             |
S-Video Out  |    Yes           Yes         Yes            No
             |
RF Out       |    Yes           Yes         Yes           Yes
             |
Composite Out|    Yes           Yes         Yes            ?
             |
RGB Out      |    Yes            ?           ?            Yes
             |
Resolution   |  720x576       640x480     512x448       320x224
-------------+---------------------------------------------------

 And that's it, really. 

Disclaimer
The text of the articles is identical to the originals like they appeared in old ST NEWS issues. Please take into consideration that the author(s) was (were) a lot younger and less responsible back then. So bad jokes, bad English, youthful arrogance, insults, bravura, over-crediting and tastelessness should be taken with at least a grain of salt. Any contact and/or payment information, as well as deadlines/release dates of any kind should be regarded as outdated. Due to the fact that these pages are not actually contained in an Atari executable here, references to scroll texts, featured demo screens and hidden articles may also be irrelevant.