Rare - Motorola 68000 processor Engineering Sample

longblock454

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The listing says, "came from the estate of a systems engineer", I hope Thomas Gunter hasn't passed.

I have found memories of the 68k series.
 

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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.
 
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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.
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GiGaBiTe

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I was a bit off on the date, it's 1985, not 1979. The 1979 was a different 68000 I had awhile back.

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