The Ryzen Powered Atari VCS Approaches

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Everything Old Is New Again

It has been several years in the making but we may finally see the new Atari VCS this coming March, after numerous delays as well as hardware changes.  Inside the box will be either an Xen based AMD Embedded R1606G with two cores and four threads with a maximum frequency of 3.5GHz, Vega 3 Graphics at 1.2GHz and a 12-25W TDP or the Embedded R1505G which also has two cores and four threads, but tops out at 3.3GHz with the same TDP and a Vega 3 running at 1GHz. 

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The two chips will be capable of providing 4K @ 60Hz, something the original Atari’s would consider absolute madness but is perfect for today’s TVs.  They will be available at,, and, with delivery of your new console some time in March 2020, to distract you from the citizens of a near future London

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1 Comment

  1. collie

    So, if I read that right, you can just install any other OS on a usb key boot? see that’s interesting. It’s a bit more expensive than I would have hoped for but that’s pretty cool for a console, very late 70’s early 80’s kinda idea.


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