EEVblog #746 – Sharp X68000 Retro Computer Teardown


What’s inside the a 1987 vintage Sharp X68000 personal computer / gaming system from Japan?
Sold exclusively in Japan from 1987 to 1993 this 10MHz 68000 based boasted graphics capability superior to the Amiga and Atari ST. The powerful graphics enabled pixel-perfect ports of clasic games arcade games, and the machine was highly sought after by gamers. Running a custom operating system called Human68K, it even had 3D goggle support.

Forum HERE

Datasheets:
Sharp Microcontrollers databook
Yamaha YM2151
MB81C78A
MB81C78A
MB81256
MC68901
M51387P
HD63450

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