Sega Dreamcast

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The Sega Dreamcast is the most recent Sega console to date even though it is officially dead. It was released in 1999 way before other similar consoles were and enjoyed brisk sales its first season. But mainly because doubt (most Sega consoles have been failures) and anticipation of the Nintendo Gamecube, Sony Playstation 2, and Microsoft X-Box, it lost a lot of steam and Sega began to lose money once again. Early 2001?, Sega announced that the Dreamcast was to be discontinued but that new games may still be made.


CPU:<br< Hitachi SH-4 RISC CPU with 128 Bit graphic engine built-in (operating frequency: 200 Mhz 360 MIPS/1.4 GFLOPS)

Graphics Engine:
PowerVR2 DC (capable of drawing more than 3 million polygons per second)

Main RAM-16 MB, Video RAM-8 MB, Sound RAM-2 MB

Sound Card:
Super Intelligent Sound Processor with 32-Bit RISC CPU built-in (64 channel PCM/ADPCM)

GD-ROM Drive:
12x maximum speed (when running in Constant Angular Velocity mode-CAV GD-ROM is a new high density memory medium (capacity = 1 GB)

Removable 56kbps modem

Color Output:
Approx. 16.77 million simultaneous colors