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Video Game Console Museum - 1996 - Nintendo 64
Gaming
Written by Danrok   
Tuesday, 10 October 2006 10:58
Article Index
Video Game Console Museum
1972 - Magnavox Odyssey
1977 - Atari 2600
1982 - Donkey Kong (Handheld)
1983 - Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
1984 - Atari 7800
1986 - Sega Master System
1988 - Sega Mega Drive
1990 - Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
1994 - Sony PlayStation
1996 - Nintendo 64
2000 - PlayStation 2
2001 - Nintendo GameCube
2001 - Xbox
2004 - Sony PlayStation Portable
2005 - Xbox 360
2006 - Sony PlayStation 3
2006 - Nintendo Wii
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Nintendo 64 (N64)

The Nintendo 64 or N64 for short, was first launched in Japan and the USA in 1996. Then in the UK in 1997.

Processor

  • NEC VR4300 RISC CPU based on a MIPS R4300i 64 bit processor
  • clocked at 93.75 MHz
  • 32 bit data bus
  • 4.6 million transistors

Graphics

  • SGI 64 bit RCP clocked at 62.5 Mhz
  • can process 100,000+ polygons per second

Audio

  • 16 bit stereo (maximum)
  • 100 channels
  • 48 KHz sampling rate

Memory

  • 4 MiB of RDRAM, upgradeable to 8 MiB
  • clocked at 500 MHz 8 bit
N64
Nintendo 64
 
N64 logo
The Nintendo 64 logo

External Links

www.nintendo.com Offical pages for the N64

n64.icequake.net Nintendo 64 Tech, technical guides on the N64



 
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