- Dec 19, 2005
pics?The 68k was a really novel CPU for its time. In an age of everyone still making 8 bit CPU designs, Motorola was forward thinking and made a 16/32 bit design that still is useful today.
I have an engineering sample of a ceramic gold pin 68000 rated for 16 MHz made in late 1979 and it mostly works (EFX68000C16). I installed it in my Sega Genesis and most games run fine on it, but there are some like Out Run which crash with a garbled screen during gameplay.