View Full Version : Has the Konix Multisystem been covered in a previous episode?

17-11-11, 01:55
I found out about it reading a book and it sounds really interesting. I don't remember if UK Mike covered this one or not, but it looks like, if it had released and succeeded, the gaming world today would be a little different.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=konix%20british&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBsQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FKonix_M ultisystem&ei=_1rEToX-H5OutwfU1OXODQ&usg=AFQjCNEg6ctrPU9OVUu5UEIcJtdgKzP-YQ

17-11-11, 10:49
It really looks interesting. What comes as a surprise to me is their choice of CPU, the Intel 8086. What puzzles me, for a long time now, is how intel processors are only used in the PC business and nowhere else. All the other major CPU's appear in a bunch of Systems, the 6502, the Z80, the 68K, PowerPC, ARM processors. This is the 1st non PC hardware that I come across with an x86 under the hood.

18-11-11, 01:29
I don't think the x86 architecture ever got much use is due to it's inefficiencies and cost. It may have been a decent general purpose series in the beginning, but it's great success lies completely in the fortune of PC clones and the ubiquity of the code base in that realm.

I think the original Xbox ran on an x86 processor. I find it interesting that Microsoft decided to go with the rest of the modern consoles into a PowerPC basis in the 360.