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Amiga Computers

The Commodore Amiga Series
During the time period between 1985 and 1994, Commodore retained exclusive control over the Amigas development. The Commodore Amiga series is separated into three generations that demonstrate an improvement in processing power and graphic capabilities. At each stage, the custom chipset were upgraded from the Original ChipSet (OCS), to the Enhanced ChipSet (ECS), and finally Advanced Graphic Architecture (AGA). After their demise, Amiga Technologies/Amiga International continued to distribute the A1200 and A4000T machines. The following list is divided according to chipset and release date. To read a detailed description of the Amiga chipset, read more.

First Generation

- Commodore Amiga 1000
- Commodore Amiga 500
- Commodore Amiga 2000
- Commodore Amiga 2500
- Commodore Amiga 1500
- CDTV

Second Generation

- Commodore Amiga 3000
- Commodore Amiga 3000T
- Commodore Amiga 500+
- Commodore Amiga 600

Third Generation

- Commodore Amiga 4000
- Commodore Amiga 1200
- Commodore Amiga 4000T
- Amiga CD32
- Amiga Technologies Amiga 4000T

Amiga Clones

Following the closure of Commodore, third party companies were licensed to develop their own Amiga clones.
They did not allow 3rd party manufacturers to develop their own Amiga clones, fearing that it would impact their own revenues and threatening hefty lawsuits when it happened. Fortunately, subsequent owners have had an open licensing policy allowing those interested to license the technology for a specific market. These systems are aimed to move the Classic Amiga market into new directions.
- MacroSystems DraCo
- Draco Casablanca
- New Star A5A00
- The Wonder TV
- The Access
- Amiga Coldfire Project
- MiniMig
- NatAmi
- Individual Computers Clone-A

More Classic Amiga hardware may be found on the Arcade Amiga page.

AmigaOne PPC

The AmigaOne is a series of PowerPC motherboards capable of running AmigaOS 4.x. The objective is to rewrite the Amiga OS to faster hardware and introduce functionality expected of a modern operating system. The AmigaOne motherboards comply with the broad Zico specification.

- AmigaOne G3/G4 ATX motherboards
- A1-Micro mini-ITX motherboards
- Classic Amiga hardware

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