Commodore 64 definition computer
(C64) An 8-bit Commodore Business Machines personal computer
released around September 1981. Prototypes were (apparently) made before Christmas 1980 (and shown at some computer fair).
was a 6510
from MOS Technology
(who were a wholly owned subsiduary of Commodore at this time(?)). The C64 had 64 kilobytes
as standard and a 40-column text, 320x200 pixel
display generating composite video
, usually connected to a television. DMA
-based memory expanders for the C64 (and C128) allowed 128, 256, and 512 kb of RAM. Several third party manufacturers produce accelerators and RAM expanders for the C64 and C128. (Some, risking a holy war
, compare this to putting a brick on roller-skates). Such accelerators come in speeds up to 20MHz (20 times the original) and RAM expanders to 16MB.
The C64's 1541
5.25 floppy disk
drive had a 6502
processor as a disk controller
See also Commodore 65
["Assembly language programming with the Commodore 64", Marvin L. De Jong].