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Amstrad GX4000

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An Amstrad GX4000 with Controller.

History[edit]

Launch[edit]

The Amstrad GX4000 was launched in 1990 as a console version of the Amstrad CPC series of 8-bit computers that cost $150 at launch.[1]

Legacy[edit]

The console did not sell well, and retailers tried to unload stock by selling the GX4000 as a price as low as $30.[1] Selling about 15,000 units, the Amstrad GX4000 was discontinued in 1991.[2]

Technology[edit]

The included Amstrad GX4000 power supply is very temperamental and is notorious for destroying the GX4000 when used.

Compute[edit]

The Amstrad GX4000 used a 8-Bit Z80A CPU clocked at 4MHz.[3] The system was capable of about 0.58 million instructions per second (MIPS).[4]

The GX4000 has 64 kilobytes of RAM and 16 kilobytes of video RAM.[5][6]

Hardware[edit]

The Amstrad GX4000 uses a General Instruments AY-3-8912 chip for audio.[7]

Notable games[edit]

27 cartridges were produced for the GX4000.[1]

Gallery[edit]

Amstrad GX4000[edit]

Controller[edit]

Internals[edit]

References[edit]