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Sega Dreamcast Details

The Sega Dreamcast is the new 128-bit console produced by Sega, Videologic, Yamaha, Hitachi and Microsoft.

The main difference from its rivals is that it is designed for network connectivity and multiplayer gaming. The Dreamcast can support four controllers, has an integral 33.6 Kbps modem, and an innovative visual memory PDA card that slots into the top of the controller.

The machine can translate 3 million polygons per second, has a 64-channel sound system and a customised version of Windows CE.

Dreamcast Specifications:

Sound Processor: Yamaha Super Intelligent Sound Processor (simultaneously articulates 64 voices) with 3D environmental audio effects

Operating Systems: Customized Sega OS. Dreamcast is also designed to run a custom flavor of Microsoft Windows CE, and will display the official WinCE logo at startup if the game that's running utilizes it. Memory: 16MB main memory, 8MB video memory, 2MB sound memory. Total system memory: 26MB.

CD-ROM Drive: 12x (Maximum) proprietary Yamaha GD-ROM (Gigabyte Disc) capable of holding up to 1GB of data.

On-board Modem: 56 Kbps
Controllers: Gray casing, featuring analog thumb stick, floating digital D-pad (cross-style), four face buttons (A, B, X, Y), and two analog triggers. Top of controller features two VMS slots and a small groove for routing the cable vertically. Controllers are expected to ship in multiple colors (red, blue, green, yellow, black) on a future date.

Visual Memory (sold separately): A liquid-crystal display PDA for game data backup and data exchange.

Console Dimensions: 7 7/16" X 7 11/16" X 3"
Weight: 4.4lbs

Included Accessories: Composite A/V cable, power cord, modular telephone cord, Dream Passport Internet access software, one controller.

Visual Memory Unit

CPU: 8-bit
Memory: 128KB
LCD Display: 48 Dots (W) x 32 Dots (H), monochrome
Display Size: 37 mm (W) x 26 mm (H)
Case Dimensions: 47 mm (W) x 80 mm (H) x 16 mm (D)
Power source: 2 x CR2032 watch-style batteries, power-save feature
Sound: 1-channel PWM sound source
Weight: 45g