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The most powerful 8 bit computer?
« on: 2009.March.01. 20:37:58 »
Hello!
To my mind, the Turbo R (a son of MSX2) was the most powerfull 8 bit computer. But when I read this forum, I wonder if not the EP128 doesn't have more possibilities... Also, in french magazines I read when I was young, they wrote the EP64 was really really slow (they used to do some FOR TO NEXT test on all computers). Or only the Basic was so slow?
« Last Edit: 2012.October.31. 15:27:32 by szipucsu »

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Re: The most powerful 8 bit computer?
« Reply #1 on: 2009.March.01. 21:02:39 »
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they wrote the EP64 was really really slow (they used to do some FOR TO NEXT test on all computers). Or only the Basic was so slow?
Yes the IS-BASIC is slower than other Basics because it has a lot of features and instructions. And the EP64 is a bit slower than the EP128 because the programs always run in the video memory. (Like a Chip RAM and Fast RAM in Amiga)
Some games developed for the EP64 run too fast in the EP128 (for example Tombs of Doom)

But I think the Basic is not enough to show any computer's real power!
« Last Edit: 2012.October.31. 15:31:15 by szipucsu »