A short while ago the Commodore C64 was reborn as the Commodore C64x and for anyone who ever see these in action this would definitely be a blast from the past. For in its day the Commodore C64 was at the top of its game and yet its back!
It is hard to see where this machine will fit into today’s hi-tech world, sure, the new Commodore C64x has some serious specs. However, will consumers buy this for the specs or just out of nostalgic interest, we shall wait and see.
These are the features and details for the Commodore C64x Ultimate;
MODEL: Commodore 64x
PROCESSOR: Intel® Atom D525 1.80GHz (Formerly Pineview-D)
CHIPSET: Intel NM10 (Formerly Tiger Point) – Next-Generation NVIDIA ION Graphics (ION2)
MEMORY: 2 x DDR2 667/800 Single Channel DIMM slots (up to 4 GB)
GRAPHICS: Next-Generation NVIDIA ION Graphics Processor
AUDIO: Realtek ALC662 6-CH HD Audio – Nvidia L-PCM digital audio (HDMI 1.3) can support 7.1 output with external decoder
LAN: Realtek RTL8111DL PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet
STORAGE: Intel NM10 – 2 SATA2 3Gb/s ports – JMicron® JMB362 SATA controller – 2 Internal SATA2 3.0Gb/s port with RAID 0, 1, JBOD.
FEATURES: ACPI S3 Compliant – ECO-design for EuP Standard – 12 VDC jack on back panel for external power supply – Dedicated DDR3 512MB Graphics Memory Onboard – Premium DirectX 10 graphics with advanced digital display connectivity – PureVideo™ Full 1080p HD video and Blu-ray playback – NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology to accelerate the most demanding applications – Premium Windows experience with Windows Vista and Windows 7
ONBOARD I/O CONNECTORS: 1 mini PCI Express x1 Slot – 1 Serial header (RS232) – 4 SATA2 3Gb/s Connectors with RAID 0, 1, JBOD functions (SATA#3,#4) – 2 USB Pin Headers for up to 3 additional USB 2.0 Ports – 1 8 bit GPIO header – 1 CIR header – 1 9-pin Audio Connector – 1 Front Panel Connector – 3 Fan Headers – 1 4-pin Power Connector
Prices set to start at £154 for the C64x Barebones unit and rise up to £550 for the C64x Ultimate unit