C64 CPU Speed up Cartridges - The History
CARTRIDGE DESCRIPTION - TECHNICAL INFO YEAR

TURBO MASTER CPU (USA)

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MAKER: SCHNEDLER SYSTEMS

This was the first company made device / Cartridge to speed up the overall operations of the C64 CPU. As the name suggests, it made the C64 run at a speed of 4.09MHz. (A standard C64 runs at only 1MHz).

CPU: 65C02 - 4MHz.version

RAM: 64K

ROM: 32K

SUPPORT:

COMPATABILITY:

1990

FLASH 8

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MAKER:

CPU: 65816 - 8 MHz

RAM: 64K (High-Speed SRAM) SONY CXK58256 x2

ROM: 32K

SUPPORT: GEOS Driver, C/PM , etc.

COMPATABILITY:

1992

4MHz TURBO PROCESS (GERMANY)

MAKER:

CPU: 65816 with 5 MHz (Down-clocked to 4 MHz)

RAM: 64K (High-Speed SRAM) SONY CXK58256 x2

ROM: 32K

SUPPORT:

COMPATABILITY:

1990

SUPER CPU 64 (USA)

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MAKER: CMD (Creative Micro Designs)

CPU: 65816 - 14 MHz (Over-clocked to 20 MHz)

RAM: 128K (SRAM)

RAM EXPANSION: RAMCARD 16MB Max

ROM: 512k

SUPPORT: GEOS Driver, WHEELS, WINGS, etc.

COMPATABILITY: BASIC 100%, Many Games & Tools work about 80%

1998

SUPER CPU 64/128 (USA)

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MAKER: CMD (Creative Micro Designs)

CPU: 65816 - 14 MHz (Over-clocked to 20 MHz)

RAM: 256K (SRAM)

RAM EXPANSION: RAMCARD 16Mb Max

ROM: 512k +

MMU: A Daughter Board Must be installed in C128 or the unit wll not work!!

SUPPORT: GEOS Driver, WHEELS, WINGS, etc.

COMPATABILITY: BASIC 100%, Many Games & Tools work about 80%

1998

WARNING !! There are lots of design bugs in the VERSION 1 (1a), (1b) 1.14, (1c) 1.32 SuperCPU 64 & SuperCPU128. So Most of the TOOLS, GAMES & DEMO's on this website will NOT WORK!, so Please do not email me to tell me these files are faulty... The fault lies with ALL VERSION 1 SuperCPU's.

SuperCPU 64 & SuperCPU128. VERSION 2 (2a) , 2.04 (2b), 3.0 (3a) will have 100% Compatability with ALL of these TOOLS, GAMES & DEMO's.

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