You mean Amiga was better than PC for professional stuff? Seriously?
Try working with some large spreadsheet or database on an average PC from that era, and then try the same with an average Amiga - which means a 7 MHz one 😜
Even with graphics software, PC was the winner: 3DStudio, Autocad, Corel Draw, Microstation, PhotoStyler... Try such stuff on Amiga and see if it's faster, see if those dedicated GFX chips can be of any help here 😜
Yes. I am serious. And I am not talking better in every segment of professional use. I am talking about a select few segments in wich the Amiga was superiour. The Amiga was the best at photo editing, before Mac took the lead, untill you had the Windows edition of Photoshop that was just as good on PC than on Mac. I will name the space shuttle program again, as Nasa did not any other platform at all, that was able to replace their Amiga's. And how about one Amiga controlling an entire highschool district's heating system, that they need to spend millions on PC stuff, if it have to be replaced. And not to mention early special effects in movies, were the Amiga was used big time. Like Babylon5, Young indiana jones, and more. The Amiga was selected for info-channels, because it's video signal was the same as tv systems. It was used in the 1992(93?) virtual reality system, because nothing else was capeable at the price (yes, I have tried one, it was awesomme in 92/93). Do you remember them colourfull MTV-Logo clips, that MTV used in the early 90's? One is with an astronaut holding an MTV-Flag. That was created on Amiga. The Amiga was also used in music production, because the PC sucked at that back in the 80's. Mostly it was Atari, yet the Amiga was used as well.
I am not talking stuff like Autocad and 3D studio. I know the Amiga was not capeable of that, or actually. There was a Cad program, though because it was not directly disk compatible with the PC (720k vs 880k), then people stuck to PC for Autocad. My mother used autocad, so I am fully aware that they did not use Amiga. What I want to say. (Again), is that there were stuff, that the Amiga did way better than any other platform. Basically, it was just as professional than any other platform back then. And to recap the gaming aspect, then it kicked so much any other platforms ass up to early 1992 if we look at the broad picture. Not just taking one single game and proclaiming that because of that game, the entire platform is superiour to another. The word obsolete have so many aspects to it.
Now. The dedicated chips in the Amiga, is not only for GFX you know. Try looking into the arcitecture, and you will see that there are more to it, than just GFX. True it had fast GFX because of Fat Agnus. Yet the disk/storage sub system had a dedicated chip, the sound system had a dedicated chip, you were able to move data around in the memory, without the use of the CPU at all.
Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....
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