Amiga A600

Name:Amiga A600thumb
Type:Home Computer
RAM:1Mb expandable to 6Mb
Video RAM:
Available from:March 1992
Available to:1993
Storage3.5" FDD
CPU:Motorola MC 68000, 7.09 MHz (PAL), 7.16 MHz (NTSC)
Display:TV, Composite Video monitor
Text modes:
Graphics resolution:320 x 256, 320 x 512, 640 x 256, 640 x 480, 640 x 512, 1280 x 200, 1280 x 256
Colours:4, 16, 32, 64 or 4096 depending on screen mode.
Sound:Stereo, 8 bit Pulse-code Modulation
Polyphony (voices):4
Interfaces:RS-232 serial port, Centronics parallel port, external FDD interface, 2x RCA audio, PCMCIA card, IDE hard drive, 2x joystick/mouse ports
Operating System:Workbench
Embedded language:
Other languages:
Power supply:External
Dimensions (cm):35.5 x 24 x 7.5
Weight (Kg):2.722
Cost (£):399.00

The Amiga 600 used a number of custom chips in it's design, these were:

  • 8375 Fat Agnus (memory controller and blitter)
  • 8373 ECS Denise (video control chip)
  • 8364R7 Paula (sound & I/O)
  • 35.5 x Gayle (I/O, IDE interface)

The A600 was also available with a 20Mb or 40 Mb HDD.  This was sold as the Amiga A600HD.

Sources:, Wikipedia, Colin Barnes link:Amiga A600
Wikipedia link:Amiga A600


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