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Atari Jaguar Console Specifications

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Atari Jaguar Specifications


  • Manufacturer: Atari Incorporated

  • Product Name: Atari Jaguar

  • UPC:

  • Part Number:

  • Release Date: November 21, 1994 (Japan)

  • Release Date: November 15, 1993 (USA)

  • Manufactured:  Japan

  • Console Dimensions:  9.5" x 10" x 2.5" 

  • Weight: 2lb 6oz (1.05kg)

  • DownLoad Owners Manual: Atari Jaguar (NTSC)





  • CPU:  "Tom" Chip, 26.59 MHz

  • Graphics processing unit (GPU) – 32-bit RISC architecture, 4 KB internal cache, all graphics effects are software based.

  • Core has some additional instructions intended for 3D operations

  • Object Processor – 64-bit non-programmable; provides all video output from system.

  • Blitter – 64-bit high speed logic operations, z-buffering and Gouraud shading, with 64-bit internal registers.

  • DRAM controller, 8, 16, 32 and 64-bit memory management

  • "Jerry" Chip, 26.59 MHz

  • Digital Signal Processor – 32-bit RISC architecture, 8 KB internal cache

  • Similar RISC core as the GPU, additional instructions intended for audio operations

  • CD-quality sound (16-bit stereo)

  • Full stereo capabilities

  • Two DACs (stereo) convert digital data to analog sound signals

  • Number of sound channels limited by software

  • Wavetable synthesis, FM synthesis, FM Sample synthesis, and AM synthesis

  • A clock control block, incorporating timers, and a UART

  • Joystick control

  • Motorola 68000 "used as a manager".[22]

  • General purpose 16/32-bit control processor, 13.295 MHz

  • Storage: ROM cartridges – up to 6 MB

  • DSP-port (JagLink)

  • Monitor-port (Composite/S-Video/RGB

  • Antenna-port (UHF/VHF) Fixed at 591 MHz in Europe

  • Support for ComLynx I/O

  • NTSC/PAL machines can be identified by their power LED colour, Red = NTSC, Green = PAL

  • The inputs and outputs of an NTSC Atari Jaguar

  • RAM: 2 MB on a 64-bit bus using 4 16-bit fast page mode DRAMS

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