[coco] wondering about 68k machines

RJRTTY at aol.com RJRTTY at aol.com
Sun Jul 10 16:30:47 EDT 2005

In a message dated 7/10/05 3:21:02 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
jdaggett at gate.net writes:

 A bit ackward to try and compare the 6809 and 68K execution times 
 with regard to peripheral access. The 6809 and 68K use different state 
 machines. >>

       What was the purpose of that tho?   Is there some advantage to
this configuration?     Why didn't they just extend the buses and
clock speed of the 6809 and maybe even give it a 6809 compatiblity
mode sorta like Intel did for the 8086 in later 80x86  cpu's?    Wouldn't
that have been sweet?  :))   


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