Hardware specifications for the Sega Dreamcast. For more specific information on components and system peripherals, see the Data Closet.
- CPU: Hitachi SH-4
- 200MHz clock rate
- 360 MIPS (millions of instructions per second)
- 3D calculations (Can transform 5million polygons/second)
- 800+ MBytes/second bus bandwidth
- 1.4 billion floating-point operations per second
- In comparison, the SH4 can calculate nearly 3 times more floating point OPs per second then a 450MHz Intel Pentiom II Processor. Or about 1.4 times more than next years' 500MHz Intel Katmai or 500MHz AMD K7.
- Graphics: NEC PowerVR2 DC
- 3 million polygons/second peak rendering rate
- Perspective-Correct Texture Mapping
- Point, Bilinear, Trilinear and Anisotropic Mip-map filtering
- Gouraud shading
- Colored light sourcing
- Full scene anti-aliasing
- Hardware-based Fog
- Bump mapping
- 16.77 million colors
- Hardware-based texture compression
- Shadow and Light volumes
- Super sampling
- 16 MB main RAM (SDRAM)
- 8 MB video RAM
- 2 MB sound RAM
- 45MHz Yamaha 32-bit RISC CPU @ 40MIPS (more powerful than total power of PSX)
- Based on ARM7TMDI Processor Core DSP.
- Real-time effects (Reverb, delay, etc)
- 64 sound channels
- Surround Sound support.
- Full realtime 3D sound support matching abilities of modern home theater systems.
- Hardware-based audio compression
- Proprietary 1 GD-Rom disc: Capacity 1.0GB (1024MB)
- 12x Yamaha (1.8MB/s)
- Data Save: VMS Card
- Energy-saving 8-bit CPU
- 128K byte memory
- 48x32 dot monochrome LCD display
- 37x26mm display size
- Button battery x 2, auto off function
- PWM 1 channel sound source
- Size: 47mm(W) x 80mm(H) x 16mm(D)/1.9" x 3.15" x 0.63"
- Weight: 45g/1.59oz
- Four controller ports.
- Digital and analog directional controls
- Visual Memory System data save unit
- Analog Steering wheel, joystick, keyboard, mouse, and more available.
- 33.6Kbytes/second modem (Original Asia/Japan)
- 56Kbytes/second modem (USA, Europe, Asia/Japan after Sept. 1999)
- Software: The Dream Passport CD
- Access' NetFront and Secure Socket Layer (SSL).
- NetFront includes support of HTML 3.2, main features of HTML 4.0, and SSL.
- Dream Passport lets users access the web, e-mail, and chat.
- Operating System:
- Customized Microsoft Windows CE or Custom Sega OS (loaded at boot)
- Video Output:
- 640x224 NTSC via composite video or RF (Composite cables included with console)
- Available: RGB/VGA, S-Video.
- Size: 190mm(W) x 195mm(H) x 78mm(D)/7.48" x 7.68" x 3.07"
- Weight: 2.0kg/4.41lb
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