Amiga 500

Computer published 31 years ago by Commodore

Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): a500 a500n


Amiga 500 © 1987 Commodore, Ltd.


CPU: Motorola 68000 @ 7.16 MHz (NTSC)
Memory: 512 KB 150 ns (9 MB maximum)
Graphics: 736×567i 4-bpp PAL (736×483i 4 bpp NTSC), 368×567i 6 bpp PAL (368×483i 6 bpp NTSC)
Sound: 4× 8-bit channels PCM at max 28 kHz with 6-bit volume in stereo


The Amiga 500, also known as the A500 (or its code name Rock Lobster), was the first low-end Commodore Amiga 16/32-bit multimedia home/personal computer. It was announced at the winter Consumer Electronics Show in January 1987, at the same time as the high-end Amiga 2000, and competed directly against the Atari 520ST.

Before Amiga 500 was shipped, Commodore suggested that the list price of the Amiga 500 was US$595.95 without a monitor. At delivery in October 1987, Commodore announced that the Amiga 500 would carry a US$699/£499 list price.

Machine's bios.