Acorn Risc PC 600 Prototype Motherboard

This is an early prototype from the Acorn Medusa project. It is the motherboard for a Risc PC 600. 

According to the donor, who worked on the project the boards, were barely functional when they were "new" and this particular example had a completely broken PS2 port even when it was "new".

  • Serial No. MED 008
  • Motherboard Part No. - 0197 000 Issue A 
  • CPU Model - GPS PIOMD20PR
  • Operating System - RISC OS 3.50 
  • Operating System Date - 1994
  • Video Controller - VIDC20 VY06195-1 Proto A

We also hold a slightly later version of this board in a prototype Risc PC 600 (CH3640).

Manufacturer: Acorn Computers
Date: 1994



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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH54310. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

Acorn Risc PC 600 Prototype Motherboard


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