|Name||Master System (Japanese)|
|Production start (mm-yyyy)||10 - 1987||Production end (mm-yyyy)||-|
|RAM||8KB + 16KB VRAM||ROM||8KB|
|CPU||Z80A - 3.579 Mhz|
|Text (Cols x Rows)|
|Graphics||256x192 or 256x224 @ 32 colors from a palette of 64. 64 sprites.|
|Sound||3 sound channels with 4 octaves + 1 noise channel (TI SN-76489 PSG). 9 FM sound channels (YM2413)|
|Storage memory||Cartridge, MyCard|
|Serial port||Parallel port|
|Original price||Currency original price||16800 YEN|
|Note||The Sega Mark III was released in a redesigned case in all the world (except Japan) as Sega Master System. In 1987 the SMS was launched in Japan.
The japanese version of the SMS isn't compatible with the SMS sell in the rest of the world. The cartridge conector of the japanese SMS use 44 pins (like the SC-1000 series) while the world version use 50 pins.
|Configurations||It incorporates internally the FM Sound Unit (a Yamaha YM2413 sound chip) that was optional in Mark III as add-on. This sound unit provides 9 FM sound channels (9 voices or 6 voices + 3 percussion). It also has 15 predefined instruments and 1 user definable.
It use is a custon video controller (VDP), derived from the Texas Instruments TMS9918/9928.
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