Comparison with other systems

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NeoGeo Megadrive Super NES TG16 GBA Saturn
Main CPU [MIPS] ~2.1 ~1.4 ~1.5 ~1.5 18 ? ~74.4
Work RAM 64KiB 64KiB 128KiB 8KiB 288KiB 5MiB
Max frame size 320x224p 320x240p 512x448p 256x224p 240x160p 704x256p
Color resolution 16 bits 9 bits 15 bits 9 bits 15 bits 24 bits
Simultaneous colors 3841 61 ? 240 ? 480 ? 32768 32768
Max bits/pixel 4 4 8 (mode 7) 4 8 15
2D planes 0 2 4 1 4 4
Sprites 381 80 128 64 128 ?
Sprite pixels/line 1536 320 256 256 ? 1024 1820
Max sprite size 512x512 32x32 64x64 ? 64x64 504x255
Sprite effects
  • Flipping
  • 2x zoom
  • Flipping
  •  ?
  • Flipping
  •  ?
  • Flipping
  • Rotation
  • Scaling
  • Alpha
  • Mosaic
  • Flipping
  • Rotation
  • Scaling
  • Alpha
Direct access ROM ~162MiB ? 4MiB 12.8MiB ? 1MiB 32MiB 5MiB
DMA On CD (slow) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Total Audio channels 15 11 8 6 6 40
- FM channels 4 6 0 0 0 8
- PSG channels 4 4 0 0 4 0
- PCM/Wave channels 7 1 8 6 2 32