|Manufacturer||Atari, Inc., Atari Corporation|
|Type||Home video game console|
|CPU||Atari SALLY 6502 ("6502C") clocked at 1.19-1.79MHz,|
|Memory||4KB RAM, 4KB BIOS ROM, 48KB Cartridge ROM Space|
The Atari 7800 ProSystem, or simply the Atari 7800, is a home video game console officially released by Atari Corporation in 1986. It is almost fully backward-compatible with the Atari 2600, the first console to have backward compatibility without the use of additional modules. It was considered affordable at a price of US$140.
The 7800 has significantly improved graphics hardware over the 2600, but uses the same audio chip. It also shipped with a different model of joystick than the 2600-standard CX40.
The 1986 launch is sometimes referred to as a "re-release" or "relaunch" because the Atari 7800 had originally been announced on May 21, 1984, to replace Atari Inc.'s Atari 5200, but a general release was shelved due to the sale of the company. A few units were released to test markets in June 1984 though. However, by 1987 the Nintendo Entertainment System was already dominating the home console market, and the 7800 could not gain a significant foothold.
- ROM Images
A BIOS image (often called a "system ROM") is required to run this emulator. A BIOS image should be dumped from your own hardware.
Below is a list of available emulators for this platform.