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(Krypton Radio)   The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses, has new tour dates and may be playing in a city near you, proves 8-bit games still kick ass   ( divider line
    More: Cool, Event Horizon, goddess, Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword, symphony, scoops  
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2552 clicks; posted to Geek » on 23 Apr 2013 at 9:34 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-04-23 11:31:17 AM  
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Quantum Apostrophe: Wouldn't a 8 bit CPU at 1GHz make for some pretty decent games?

Well, an 8-bit CPU of a traditional design is impossible.  Processors up through the 16-bit era had no caching mechanisms; they read each instruction from memory right before executing it.  Even modern RAM is not fast enough to run in such a manner.

I suppose that you could have a 1-GHz Z80 or something if all its RAM were on-chip.  That would avoid the limitations imposed by the speed of electrons.
2013-04-23 10:15:01 AM  
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Yikes, I was going to buy tickets for the one in Atlanta.  Absolute nosebleed off to the side where you can't see shiat tickets started at $80.

No thanks.
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