Technical Information

Release Date
5/15/1995

History

Versions

Specifications

EIGHT PROCESSORS

  • 2 Hitachi 28.6MHz, 50-MIPS SH2 32-bit RISC processors
  • Hitachi SH1 32-bit RISC processor
  • VDP 1 32-bit video display processor
  • VDP 2 32-bit video display processor
  • Saturn Control Unit (SCU)
  • Motorola 68EC000 sound processor
  • Yamaha FH1 DSP sound processor

MEMORY

  • 2MB (16 Megabits) RAM
  • 1.54MB (12 Megabits) video RAM
  • 540KB (4 Megabits) audio RAM
  • 540KB (4 Megabits) CD-ROM cache
  • 32KB nonvolatile RAM (battery backup)

AUDIO

  • 22.6MHz Yamaha FH1 24-bit digital signal processor
  • 11.3MHz Motorola 68EC000 sound processor
  • 32 PCM (pulse-code modulation) channels
  • 8 FM channels
  • 44.1KHz sampling rate

VIDEO

  • VDP 1 32-bit video display processor
  • Sprite, polygon, and geometry engine
  • Dual 256KB frame buffers for rotation and scaling effects
  • Texture shading
  • Goraud shading
  • 512KB cache for textures
  • VDP 2 32-bit background and scroll plane video display processor
  • Background engine
  • Five simultaneous scrolling backgrounds
  • Two simultaneous rotating playfields
  • 200,000 texture-mapped polygons per second
  • 500,000 flat-shaded polygons per second
  • 60 frames of animation per second
  • 24-bit true-color graphics
  • 16.7 million colors
  • 352 x 240, 640 x 240, and 704 x 480 resolution

STORAGE

  • Double-Speed CD-ROM
  • 320KB per second transfer speed
  • Audio CD compatible
  • CD+G compatible
  • CD+EG compatible
  • CD single (8cm CD) compatible
  • Video CD, Photo CD, Electronic Books, digital karaoke (optional)
  • 512KB memory cartridges for game save (optional)

INPUT/OUTPUT

  • High-speed serial communications port
  • Internal 32-bit expansion port
  • Internal multi-AV port for video CD (MPEG) adapter
  • Composite video/stereo (standard)
  • NTSC RF (optional)
  • S-Video compatible (optional)
  • RGB compatible (optional)
  • HDTV compatible (optional)
  • Analog (optional) control pad

POWER SOURCE

  • AC120 volts; 60Hz (US)
  • AC240 volts; 50Hz (UK)
  • AC100 volts; 60Hz (JP)

POWER CONSUMPTION

  • 25W

OPERATING CONDITIONS

  • Temperature: 41F to 95F
  • Humidity: 10% to 80% RH

DIMENSIONS (US/European models)

  • Width: 260 mm (10.2 in)
  •  Length: 230 mm (9.0 in)
  •  Height: 83 mm (3.2 in)

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  • World Series Baseball '98
  • Virtua Cop 1 & 2
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