Amiga A-500 Plus

Computer published 27 years ago by Commodore

Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): a500p a500pn

DESCRIPTION

Amiga A-500 Plus © 1991 Commodore, Limited.


The Commodore Amiga 500 Plus (often A500 Plus or simply A500+) is an enhanced version of the original Amiga 500 computer. It was notable for introducing new versions of Kickstart and Workbench, and for some minor improvements in the custom chips, known as the Enhanced Chip Set (or ECS).

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

1
Motorola 68000 CPU running at 7.09 MHz (PAL) / 7.16 MHz (NTSC), like its predecessor
1 MB of Chip RAM (very early versions came with 512 KB.)
Kickstart 2.04 (v37.175)
Workbench 37.67 (release 2.04)
Built in battery backed RTC (Real Time Clock)
Full ECS chipset including new version of the Agnus chip and Denise chip

TRIVIA

Commodore created the A-500 Plus for a couple of reasons. The first was cost reduction; minor changes were made to the motherboard to make it cheaper to produce. It was also so that Commodore could introduce the new version of the Amiga Operating system, 2.04.

SOURCES
Machine's bios.
Machine's picture.