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Sega Saturn


Saturn was Sega's first next generation system that had a build in CD-Rom unit (Mega CD was just an addon for the Genesis). It came in direct confilct with Sony's Playstation (1) and lost (speaking with the global sales in mind).

Specs:
  • Two Hitachi SH2 32-bit RISC @ 28.6MHz
  • One Hitachi SH1 32-bit RISC
  • VDP 1 32-bit video display processor
  • VDP 2 32-bit video display processor
  • Saturn Control Unit (SCU)
  • Motorola 68EC000 sound processor
  • DSP sound processor
  • 2 Megabytes (16 megabits) RAM
  • 1.54 Megabytes (12 megabits) VRAM (Video RAM)
  • 540 Kilobytes (4 megabits) Audio RAM
  • 540 Kilobytes (4 megabits) CD-ROM Cache
  • VDP 1 32-bit video display processor
  • sprite, polygon, and geometry engine
  • dual 256KB frame buffers for rotation and scaling effects
  • Texture Mapping
  • Goraud Shading
  • 512KB cache for textures
  • VDP 2 32-bit background and scroll plane video display processor
  • 320 Kilobytes/Second Transfer Speed
  • background engine
  • 5 simulataneous scrolling backgrounds
  • 2 simultaneous rotating playfields
  • 200,000 Texture Mapped Polygons/Second
  • 500,000 Flat Shaded Polygons/Second
  • up to 60 frames per second animation
  
  • 24-bit true color graphics
  • 16. Million Available Colors
  • 320x224, 640x224, and 720x576 Resolution
  • Yamaha 24-bit Digital Signal Processor @ 22.6MHz
  • Motorola 68EC000 sound processor @ 11.3MHz
  • 32 PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) Channels
  • 8 FM (Frequency Modulation) Channels
  • 44.1 khz Sampling Rate
  • CD-ROM (2X)
  • Audio CD Compatible
  • CD+G Compatible
  • CD+EG Compatible
  • CD Single (8 cm CD) Compatible
  • Optional - Video CD, Photo CD, EBook, Digital Karaoke
  • Optional - 512KB Memory Cartridges for game save
  • High speed serial communications port
  • Internal 32-bit Expansion port
  • Internal Multi AV Port for optional Video CD (MPEG) adapter
  • Composite Video/Stereo (Standard)
  • NTSC RF (Optional)
  • S-Video Compatible (Optional)
  • RGB Compatible (Optional)
  • HDTV Compatible (Optional)
  • Analog Control Pad (x2)

Emulators


 BizHawk    Windows   Open-Source          Rating: Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarNo Star 8.2 (63 Votes) 
  Multi-system emulator designed for Tool-Assisted Speedruns (TAS)
 RetroArch    Multi-platform   Open-Source          Rating: Full StarFull StarFull StarHalf StarNo Star 7.8 (29 Votes) 
  Frontend for the Libretro API, effectively a multi-system emulator
 Yabause   Windows   Freeware          Rating: Full StarFull StarFull StarNo StarNo Star 7.7 (70 Votes) 
  Sega Saturn emulator.
 SSF   Windows   Freeware          Rating: Full StarFull StarFull StarNo StarNo Star 7.5 (187 Votes) 
  
 Satourne   Windows   Freeware          Rating: Full StarFull StarFull StarNo StarNo Star 7.4 (263 Votes) 
  The best "alive" Saturn emulator.
 Mednafen    Windows   Freeware          Rating: Full StarFull StarHalf StarNo StarNo Star 7.1 (13 Votes) 
  Multi-system emulator
 Saturnin   Windows   Freeware          Rating: Full StarFull StarHalf StarNo StarNo Star 7.0 (21 Votes) 
  Sega Saturn emulator.
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